We have all been in them: museums full of densely packed displays of artefacts with tiny description signs that provide factual information rather than the story behind the objects. Crowds of people pass by without anyone paying attention.

Good museum design involves empty walls with just a few pieces to focus on. The explanation and background text are prominent, it could even be bigger than the object itself. People take a moment to absorb the piece, get interested in the story, read it, ponder the artwork a bit more, maybe take a picture.

Think about these 2 different approaches in the context of presentation design.