firefly2Interpretive Reverberations

illum_entering the field of interpretation is like opening a special door into a realm of caring people who want to share the natural and cultural treasures of planet Earth. Although they are on the front line of enriching the visitors’ dance of experience, they often remain underpaid and unappreciated. Without them, many of the world’s jewels are probably doomed.atlas2-226x300 So it is difficult to suggest that some of them need to rethink their approach to such vital work. These “reverberations” represent the reaction of interpretive designers to specific interpretive situations. Their intent is to provide concrete illustrations of the problems in our current approach to interpretive planning and training, while suggesting some alternatives that might reverberate in a richer way for our visitors. Look for additional articles here in the future, or sign up to receive them through the Interpretive Design Network.