EDM Studio Inc - consulting

By: Edm Studio  09-12-2011

Commensurate with cost, feature exhibits are intended to deliver outstanding visitor experiences. As an adjunct to our core business, EDM Studio offers a range of consulting services. We can:

  • Advise on technology options. We know what's possible .. and what's not. Whether it be a commissioned white paper, face-to-face discussions, or acting as tech-savvy facilitators during design sessions, our expertise enables curators and designers to "dream within practical limits".
  • Mitigate risk by taking on your "hard" problems. Often a designer knows what he/she wants but is unsure about practical implementation in the demanding museum environment. At EDM Studio, we enjoy working as part of larger teams to achieve even larger goals.
  • Review designs prior to implementation. Patrons will judge your exhibit based on the overall experience. We've seen otherwise successful installations compromised by poor lighting, bad traffic patterns, and inadequate air-conditioning .. not to mention inappropriate uses of technology. If you're commissioning a major exhibit, consider an unbiased review of your plan prior to execution.
  • Manage your project, bringing an existing design through to successful delivery. With across-the-board expertise in the details of experience design (including story development, audio-visual hardware, lighting, art direction, IT, software development, real-time and canned animation, engineering, and fabrication), EDM Studio will confidently manage a multitude of specialized sub-contractors. And if you don't have the expertise lined up, we'll find it.

Other products and services from Edm Studio


EDM Studio Inc - design

When it comes to interactives, we believe that three elements make for a memorable experience: group play, unique interfaces, and compelling digital content. Creativity, the ability to turn inspiration into something meaningful, is informed by constantly exploring new ideas. Inspiration, the seed of every project, is fueled by an awareness of available technologies and tested designs.


EDM Studio Inc - software

Pictured here is our medical visualization demonstration where audience members turn, tilt, and slice a virtual head to reveal high-resolution photographic data. The model is displayed in 3D by simultaneously projecting left-eye and right-eye images onto a rear projection screen. This image of an E.Coli Biofilm was commissioned for the cover of one of the world's leading scientific publications.


EDM Studio Inc - fabrication

Whether working with water jet cutters, lasers, or 5-axis milling machines, this approach ensures that each finished part fits perfectly with the rest of the assembly. EDM Studio has developed efficient design-to-fabrication pipelines using a network of extremely talented engineers, machinists, cabinet makers, and technicians.


EDM Studio Inc - systems

The success of immersive installations - those involving large projection surfaces and powerful audio-visual equipment - depends as much on compelling content as physical infrastructure. As a general rule, we advise clients to apportion half of the budget to equipment and fit-out, and half to the development of quality content. Large immersive displays accomodate multiple visitors, reinforcing the social nature of the museum experience.