what we do
MMID/Mirador has a strong track record in developing stunning and memorable visitor attractions. We have delivered innovative exhibitions and interpretative projects of all scales on time and on budget throughout Ireland over the past decade.
Projects range from small privately funded visitor centres to large Failte Ireland funded sites and mid-sized LEADER funded visitor attractions. We have worked in protected buildings such as St.Canice's Cathedral and Wicklow Gaol, OPW sites such as The Stone Fort of Grianan of Aileach, as well as green sites purpose-built visitor centres. Furthermore, our experience in the heritage sector coupled with our background in education, multimedia and marketing have allowed us to gain a unique understanding of the characteristics of visitors to heritage attractions and how they learn from exhibitions leading to the development of critically acclaimed visitor attractions in Ireland.
MMID/Mirador can help in all aspects of the design to implementation stages, including: Exhibition Design, Research & Script-writing, Graphic design, Set & scenic design, Technical design, Audio and video editing facilities, Computer programming, Multilingual content, Audio visual system installation, and Project Management
MMID/Mirador can also help you at the early stages of your project in identifying business directions, formulating your vision statement, and developing a feasibility study for your funding applications along with an outline interpretative design & concepts visualisation. We can also manage the tender processes during all project life-cycle stages where required.
01 PROJECT PLANNING & CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
At the outset of each project MMID/Mirador assesses current visitor feedback, visitor expectations, the environEment in which the attraction operates and customer targets.
Primary analysis enables us not only to create or upgrade a visitor experience which meets the market's expectations but also one which plays a valuable role in the local community and/or regional tourism offering. It also enables to make informed decisions upon which to establish research themes which will later form the base of a narrative.
02 RESEARCH & THEMES DEVELOPMENT
MMID/Mirador's approach to research is a truly holistic one. Taking cross-checked primary material, web-based information, oral accounts, and local knowledge on board to create the foundation of the visitor experience.
Whilst researching material MMID/Mirador's educational background ensures that relevant, concised and accurate material is sourced for all age groups and visitor types - from the casual visitor to the subject specialists.
content writing at MMID/Mirador takes the form of a master story-led narrative document for attractions where few artefacts exist or object-led scripts for artefacts-rich locations.
From the master document we identify the most suitable media to tell each part of the story. Everyone loves a good story and information doesn't have to be boring. At MMID/Mirador we pride ourselves on scripts that engage and which visitors can relate to. We favour a granular approach to information which can satisfy the hurrying visitor as well as the most informed visitor.
04 EXHIBITION DESIGN
From spacial layout, visitor flow to lighting and set design MMID/Mirador can create exhibition spaces in the most unexpected settings - mobile, or fixed; high tech or low tech, indoors or outdoors.
Our exhibition designs provide the canvas upon which our content and artefacts are presented but also form a part of the narrative by exposing the context to every story.
05 GRAPHIC DESIGN, VIDEO & AUDIO PRODUCTION
graphic design, audio & video production, computer programming, multilingual services are all carried out in-house at MMID/Mirador
This ensures the highest level of quality control and speed of execution as well as the assurance that all content strictly adheres to specified design and scripts. Very few providers in the industry can pride themselves of a team that can plan, write, design, produce, build AND install - at MMID/Mirador all of these elements are carried out by our own team.
06 INTERACTIVE, WEB & MOBILE
We have expertise in multi-touch screens & surfaces, smart phone apps, website & software development, media management and display presentations for heritage collections
MMID/Mirador was established in 2000 as an eLearning companies and has been providing innovative interactive solutions to companies such as DELL Computers, Red Bull, MTV, Bank of Ireland, The Department of Defence and many more before expanding into the heritage sector in 2006. MMID/Mirador's sister company, CPD College still provides interactive courses to over 5000 students annually.
07 AV & INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS INSTALLTIONS
whether it's using cutting edge technology to Automate a display, present information, or solve a problem - at MMID/Mirador we make sure that it contributes positively to the visitor experience and to the learning outcomes whilst remaining virtually maintenance free.
Some of the technologies we've used include RFID-triggered content display, holographic projection, crank-up audio installations, multi-touch displays, robotics, 4D experiences & more.
08 SET & SCENIC DESIGN
FIGURES, Props design, display models, dioramas and much more.
When it comes to adding context and realism to your projects MMID/Mirador complements its team with contract theatre set builders, carpenters, lighting designers, model makers and more to create immersive envionements for the visitors. We can design amd construct your sets and dress them with props and figures to provide a rich and colourful canvas for interpretation.
Where possible all exhibits are built and pre-assembled in our warehouse before installation to minimise disruptions in maximise installation time.
Our team includes skilled carpenters, a set builder, a lighting & sound enginer, an electrician, sign-makers and more. All have two things in common - attention to detail and a passion for their work.
10 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
At MMID/Mirador we work in parntership with our clients at various stages of their project life cycle - from initial concept development right through to the project build. We can offer full 360 services or step in to carry out specific tasks.
Cost management, procurement management and contract management are some of the services we offer in addition to regular planning and production management duties.
11 SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE
At MMID/Mirador our work doesn't stop the day after the launch. We continue to assess and improve installations even after the final sign-off.
Furthermore, upgrades, snags and other tweaks are carried out free of charge for one year, and repairs are carried out at minimal cost to the customer. We use low-to-no maintenance purpose-made av equipment with exceptional energy rating thereby ensuring a very low call-out rate.