Exhibition Design is a synthesis of multiple design disciplines that come together to communicate objects, information and ideas across a range of three-dimensional environments. Simply understood, it means communication and storytelling through environmental experiences that inform, entertain, and inspire. The discipline considers the exhibition from the perspectives of communication, design and fabrication that involve a mastery of spatial planning, image manipulation, narrative, color, lighting, and multimedia, and working knowledge of structures, typography, combined with an understanding of audience and human factors, to shape storytelling experiences across multiple exhibition venues. This can include staging of representative and experiential spaces; interior-design environments and scenography for festivities; museums, galleries and trade exhibitions,and cultural and theatrical events.
In a country that is becoming rapidly urban and metropolitan, Indians increasingly find themselves having to navigate through vast buildings, concrete cities and massive transport hubs, but there is a distinct lack of communication design (signage / way-finding) guiding them on their way Too often, these spaces are designed with little empathy for users, and this is where exhibition designers can contribute to these public spaces by bringing an overall perspective of spatial communication to the table. Exhibition designers create experiences that are physical but also emotional and psychological and this is where they have something extremely unique to offer.