This WALL is humming with architecture...
Our first idea about how to design an exhibition about architecture education was that it should feel like a museum experience but offer the benefits of an online environment.
Think of the front page as the FOYER, the main entrance to the museum. From there you can enter a GALLERY to see exhibit pieces, move among Galleries, or investigate the CORE to find out more about the overall project.
And once you've entered a Gallery, you'll find yourself looking at a WALL — the Hive Wall — where we've hung exhibit pieces. You can read descriptions, flip through images, or talk to people through Facebook discussion on the FLOOR.
Because we're online, we can do things you can't in a physical museum. For example, see those little black dots? That tells you where people are or have been, like a daily recording of the most popular topics. And the links and Hive Wall let you navigate in a variety of ways depending on your mood. (No, we don't cleverly lead you to a museum store. But maybe we'll come up with that someday too...)
For those methodical types, just start at the first piece of Second Responder, keep clicking on the right arrow, and you'll eventually end up at the last piece of the Wild Card.
Feeling methodical, but not maniacal? Look for the arrows in each piece that let you move up and down too. The Wall works on a grid so you know where you're going.
Big term, but basically means you can click from one thing to another that shares ideas in common. So, for example, if you're looking at something about design studio, there may be a link within it to something about reviews.
Ever watch a scene in a movie where you go abruptly from one time and place to somewhere completely different? The jump cut lets you land in an unexpected place by choosing a new piece from the Hive Wall rather than moving directionally with arrows. Read the rollover label to get a hint of where you're going.
Yes, this page let's you see it all! No mystery here, it's laid out so you can see the whole thing at once. Roll over the exhibit pieces and read the previews, then hop in wherever you want.