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Experience Design: Audience Participation (Weekend)

Experience Design: Audience Participation (Weekend)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Pigalle Tavakkoli


This course looks at developing new ways of engaging with audiences, how and why audience participation is used across the creative industries, and how this knowledge can be applied to your own practice.

Through practical workshops, group work and briefs exploring theories of interactivity, you should gain a valuable insight into why some audiences are easier to engage than others and develop skills in tailoring an experience to increase participation.

Who should take this course?

People working or interested in the arts or media, programming for museums and cultural heritage

Those who plan events, services or activities for a wide range of audiences.

Anyone wanting to progress into the design of narrative environments and designing visitor and customer experiences for cultural, commercial and community environments.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Pigalle Tavakkoli originally worked in the fashion industry as Studio Assistant for Alexander McQueen, followed by running her own label designing high end womenswear for boutiques worldwide. She went on to work as Creative Assistant to Jasmine Di Milo, Marketing and PR Manager for designers such as Lezley George, and project managing lookbooks for Benetton and Levi’s Vintage Clothing. Pigalle is now established as a Senior Experience Designer with over a decade producing events, installations and campaigns. She develops multisensory story worlds driven by audience participation, to transform the way they feel, think and behave. She has worked for leading cultural organisations and museums across the UK and internationally. These have included the V&A, National Portrait Gallery, Wellcome Collection, Barbican Centre and Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture (Russia), as well as multi-arts festivals such as Latitude, Wilderness, Secret Garden Party and Electric Picnic (Ireland). She is a visiting lecturer at London College of Fashion and London College of Communications.


Please bring to the session:
  • A notebook and pen
  • Helpful, but not essential - laptop/ ipad, camera  (anything you would usually use to make notes and do project work)

Available dates