Customization

The Standardized Energy Education Exhibits include four types of exhibits, all of which can be customized to incorporate company branding, information about sustainability initiatives and community impacts, company history, or other changes to exhibit content. Also possible are more significant changes, such as the inclusion of additional objects/artifacts, incorporating models or “immersive” environments, or introducing new media treatments. Please contact Christopher Kenney at ckenney@stradallc.com for additional information regarding exhibit customization.

Versions of videos and interactive media that have been modified for use on workstations and laptop computers owned by your company are available directly from NEI. Note that in some cases, your company may have to purchase licensing rights to use the images in these media assets. These media treatments are completely portable, though in some instances their functionality may be different or limited to permit their use on non-exhibit based equipment. Please contact Walter Hill at whh@nei.org for additional information.

The four exhibit types are:

Aluminum Post and Panel System

The post and panel system is the backbone of the exhibits and features powder-coated aluminum framing, 1/2” low iron clear glass with applied graphics, and smaller acrylic “overlay” panels with applied graphics. The system has been designed to be installed either free-standing, offset wall-mounted, or wall-mounted. The glass panels and acrylic overlays are screw mounted using tamper-proof aluminum pucks. Glass and acrylic panels can be changed out on site and are easily customized without changes to exhibit materials. Company-specific images and information can be incorporated into existing graphic layouts or entirely new layouts can be designed and incorporated at the time of production. Information that requires regular updating, such as charts and graphs, has been located on acrylic panels, which can be replaced on site.

Wall-mounted Graphic Panels

These panels present information as text and images and are the most easily customizable exhibit units. Company-specific images and information can be incorporated into existing graphic layouts or entirely new layouts can be designed and incorporated at the time of production. For example, the length and height of the I-Wall timeline graphic is not fixed; company branding and historic content can be used in lieu of the default design. Information that requires regular updating can be overlaid seamlessly on wall-mounted graphic panels using field-applied adhesive-backed graphics.

Manual Interactives and Media Treatments

These include hands-on “stations” that are used by visitors to engage and manipulate exhibit content. Examples include a hand crank-operated generator used to power a series of light bulbs and touchscreens to interact with electronic and video content. All types of interactives can be customized at the time of production or following installation. Costs vary widely depending on the complexity and types of requested changes. Simple updates to on-screen graphics or incorporation of images are easily accomplished. Changes to mechanical interactives or filming of new video content are more expensive.

Scenic Design and Artifacts

These include reproductions of objects, actual objects or custom-fabricated objects, which viewers can see and sometimes touch. These bring substance to the story told by an exhibit and provide visual, auditory and tactile stimulation and can be altered or fabricated as required. It is anticipated that the size and extent of some scenic design elements, such as the containment wall, will be custom to each exhibit site. The cost of this unit will fluctuate accordingly. You can also choose to provide artifacts for your Standardized Energy Education Exhibits, such as a fuel bundle replica. This can achieve significant cost savings but incorporation of additional artifacts may require additional interpretive content such as graphics or video.

Strada can work with you to identify areas of your exhibit where customized content makes sense, is consistent with the storyline, and is cost effective. There are several units, which ship with default content, that can be easily modified to include company specific information. These units can be arranged in your space, so that they act as a conclusion to the exhibit. This will allow you to leave visitors with a parting message about your company.