One of my primary research goals is to investigate the term “exhibition and experience design” and evolve a definition that advances academic understanding and elevates current professional practice. Recognizing that very few international forums existed to inform this evolving discipline, I co-founded Re-envisioning Exhibition Design (2014) a research partnership with Tricia Austin from the University for the Arts London (UAL). Some publications listed below are a the result of this collaboration.
Rina C. Faletti; Tim McNeil; Ann Savageau. “Guardians: Spirits of Protection.” Published exhibition catalogue for the UC Davis Design Museum, September 2023.
McNeil, Timothy J, “The Exhibition and Experience Design Handbook.” Published by Rowman & Littlefield / American Alliance of Museums, May 2023.
Xue, Fei; Margaret Merrill; James Housefield; Tim McNeil, “Beyond Isolation: Benefits and challenges as perceived by students throughout online collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic,” in CSCW ’21: Companion Publication of the 2021 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, October 2021, pages 195–198.
Tricia Austin; Michael Burns; Andrea Jones; Betsy Loring; Tim McNeil; Emma Thorne-Christy. “Going Rogue for Good: Free the Museum,” in Exhibition: A Journal of Exhibition Theory & Practice for Museum Professionals, vol. 40, no. 2, Fall 2021, pages 20–29.
McNeil, Tim, “Experience Design Methodologies Workbook”. Published by Society for Experiential Graphic Design as an online academic resource, June 2019.
McNeil, Tim, “Prototyping Workbook.” Published by Society for Experiential Graphic Design as an online academic resource, June 2018.
McNeil, Timothy J, “A Site for Convergence and Exchange: Designing the 21st Century University Art Museum.” Book chapter, The Future of Museum and Gallery Design: Purpose, Process, Perception. Pages 100–115. Routledge, Museum Meanings series. PUBLISHED May 2018.
“Inwards/ Outwards. Ideas and exercises to connect the museum with their surroundings.” Contributed to and co-edited publication based on the tools and ideas shared and discussed during the “Chaos at the Museum” design summit, November 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Published by TyPA Foundation, June 11, 2017.
Tim McNeil; Tricia Austin. “A Networked, Experiential, and Expanded Model of Learning Exhibition Design.” Exhibition: A Journal of Exhibition Theory & Practice for Museum Professionals, Fall 2014, pages 28–33.
McNeil, Tim, “The Sculpted City: In Praise of the Dimensional Map.” SEGD Design Journal, no. 4, pages 52–56, Spring 2013.
Tim McNeil; Adrienne McGraw et al, “IGNITE: Museums as Catalysts for Environmental Sustainability.” California Association of Museums, White Paper, 2012.
McNeil, Tim, “Due Diligence.” SEGD Design Journal, no. 28, pages 68–71. Society for Environmental Graphic Design, 2010.
McNeil, Tim, “Adaptation, Mitigation, Innovation: Greening the Exhibition Experience.” The Exhibitionist Journal, vol. 28, no. 1, pages 29–35. American Association of Museums, Spring 2009.