Monday, January 26, 2015
For six months I have been writing exhibit text. We have gone through prototyping and visitor evaluations. I had different groups of people come out the the museum and read the text out loud as fast as they could. This was to see how things read, and in fact this caught lots of issues.
On a panel about using natural materials as pigments for decorating ceramics 5 out of 6 readers read the word "plant"out loud instead of the word "paint." This got corrected.
But today was about a final reading. Changing a "to" to a "for." Finding a sentence that used the word "might" twice.
I hate this part of a project. I love the big ideas and the dreams. Now we are down to the details, and in a day or two we will be in print.