Comparing & Contrasting

Compare and contrast 2-3 significant similarities and differences between the two sites.

#1   Similarity: Children Orientated.

Both locations were primarily designed to appeal to young children rather than adults. At both sites majority of visitors were children aged 12 or below, along with their parents/caregivers. The attitude and atmosphere at both sites were fun and energetic. Both sites had interactive activities which amuse children, particularly a good idea at the exhibition where children may easily become bored by just admiring framed artworks.

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Young boy pictured with his mother (Te Papa).

Fig. 1. DreamWorks’ Animation, The Exhibition, Te Papa. Personal photograph by Kate Arbuckle. 13 Mar 2016.

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Girl playing basketball game (Arcade).

Fig. 2. Slam n’ Jam, Games Arcade. Personal photograph by Kate Arbuckle. 13 Mar 2016.

#2   Difference: Modern VS. Vintage Building Interiors.

The interior of the DreamWorks’ exhibition contrasted with the arcade interior. The interior of the exhibition was very modern with smooth, sleek surfaces, polished wood floors, and well considered lighting throughout which made the site feel warm. Whereas the interior walls of the arcade were exposed white brick which in contrast, gave the site a cold, vintage feel.

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Warm atmosphere, smooth surfaces (Te Papa).

Fig. 3. DreamWorks’ Animation, The Exhibition, Te Papa. Personal photograph by Kate Arbuckle. 13 Mar 2016.

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Cool atmosphere, hard surfaces (Arcade).

Fig. 4. Daytona USA 2, Games Arcade. Personal photograph by Kate Arbuckle. 13 Mar 2016.

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