Speaking, listening, moving, touching, reading, and writing. How do you like to learn?
Everyone is different and taps into or prefers learning through a variety of senses and methods. This is why Xzibit designs displays that are multi-sensory. While many designers fixate on the visuals – strong shapes, bold colours – we’re conscious of designing for a variety of senses. Some subjects are also best suited to presentation in non-visual media. Why describe a bird call through text, for example, when you can include audio?
One of our favourite methods of introducing audio into a display involves the U-Turn Round. When we’re designing for external spaces, we can be limited in regards to data, power and climate. On face value, it appears that including weather-proof signage or sculptural elements are the only display options. However, the U-Turn Round provides opportunity to bring another sensory experience into the display suite. Audio displays like the U-Turn Round cut through the visual clutter.
These clever devices use a dynamo motor to play audio; the motor is powered by the visitor turning the wheel. No electricity is needed – only human power. The U-Turn Round is also constructed out of 316 stainless steel making it an exceptional outdoor option. We’ve included them in trackside displays at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre, an incredibly salty, windy, sandy location. Don’t be surprised if you hear whales, dugong or dolphins calling along their trails.
If you’re keen on exploring your audio options, ask us about the U-Turn Round. Xzibit is the Australian distributor for this technology and has been supplying, programming and installing U-Turn Rounds for over 10 years.