Using SFMOMA archives as a source for content, select a past exhibition.
Create a microsite showcasing the work in that exhibition.
Determine the tone and focus of your selection. How can you make a website that highlights the information (location, date, time, descriptions, metadata, etc) about this exhibition while showcasing the content in an engaging way? How can you explore different ways of showing the tone? Should it be legible? Formal? Ambient? Obtuse?
Consider the ideal viewing conditions for your site. Are you literally representing the in-person experience online as in the case of 404 Error: The Object is Not Online? Are you meant to view your exhibition within the space on your phone like Minneapolis Sculpture Garden? Consider augmenting your website with a physical display – are their objects meant to be viewed IRL along with your website? Can you print your website out? Does your website supplement visiting the SFMOMA in person and react to movement, time, and place?
- Showcases at least 3 artworks from a previous SFMOMA exhibition
- Features descriptive text contextualizing the show and website
- Challenges notions of digital and physical space and/or materiality and immateriality
- A desktop and mobile version of your website (work when it's the biggest and smallest you can make your browser window)
- Cindy Sherman, MoMA Marc Kremers
- Talk to Me, MoMA by Stamen Design
- Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, MoMA by Hello Monday
- Matisse Cut-Outs, MoMA by New York Times Interactive
- Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, MCA
- Endless 80s, Red Bull Music Academy, by Folder Studio
- Apotheosis, The National Gallery in Prague, by Zak Group
- Mac Photographic Archive, by Lizzie Malcolm
- Zero, Guggenheim
- Storyline, Guggenheim
- Adapter Museum
- Het Nieuwe Instituut by Moniker
- Temporary Stedelijk
- Wax Magazine
- Heart of Glass by Luke Archer
- TumbVR, a gallery plug-in
- to.be/fields, a collage tool
Week 1 Thursday Nov 1 P2 Assigned Week 2 Tuesday Nov 6 Wireframes Due Thursday Nov 8 Workday Week 3 Tuesday Nov 13 Visual Design Due Thursday Nov 15 Workday Week 4 Tuesday Nov 20 25% Buildout Review Thursday Nov 22 Thanksgiving Week 5 Tuesday Nov 27 75% Buildout Review Thursday Nov 29 Workday Week 6 Tuesday Dec 4 Workday Thursday Dec 6 Final Due
Week 1: Wireframes
Due Tuesday, November 6
Research SFMOMA's past exhibitions and select two separate exhibitions. For each exhibition, develop one website concept. Produce a wireframe/sketch of each direction, beginning with the home page and one detail page.
Week 2: Visual Design
Due Tuesday, November 13
For the selected concept, present a visual design sketch of at least three pages/states. Pretend these are screenshots of your website. If I click through your design sketches, will I understand how this website exists online?
Week 3: 25% Buildout Review
Due Tuesday, November 20
Your initial site should be online. We will spend the next week focusing on coding the larger framework of your site. The design sketch phase is quick in order create the visual language of the site. Be prepared to modify the design and experiment in code.
Week 4: 75% Buildout Review
Tuesday, November 27
Your site should be functioning as intended. The next week should be spent fine-tuning details and content.
Week 5: Final
Thursday, December 6
Present a final exhibition microsite.