The museum experience focus so much on the physical visit itself, and there’s very little care in the experience to prep you for enjoyment (pre-visit) or help you digest and continue explorations of ideas you encountered in your visit (post-visit).
At the Hachijō-jima Museum of History and Folklore, I encountered a particularly solid range of engaging exhibits. It reminded me that a good museum exhibition offers inspiration on how to present information and tell a story.
You could say that Blue should ask a more specific question or that Magenta should take a moment to think about why they’re being asked this question… and I’d agree to both arguments, but the fact remains that there are plenty of status updates that don’t fulfill their role in informing decisions.
A good answer, one that feeds into forward momentum, has these three elements:
How is the progress, in comparison to what was expected?