Crowdsourcing design: what will this mean for museums?

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Reprinted fromSocial Media and Cultural Communication: “Across the online environment, there is growing engagement with user-generated content which impacts on designers as they move from sole author and producer to facilitators of the design process. User-driven and open innovation models of collaboration are impacting on the design and development of services and while there is a growing body of …

Tactile Graphics for Museums

Mark Walhimer Americans with Disabilities Act, Emerging Technologies, Exhibition Design, Museum Resources Leave a Comment

Today, I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, an excellent Museum.  The Museum makes use of Tactile Graphics in their painting gallery.  Tactile graphics are images that are designed to be touched rather than looked at. The content of the graphic is represented by a set of symbols selected to be easily read and understood. Links regarding Tactile Graphics: RNIB …


Mark Walhimer Emerging Technologies, Interactive, Kinetic Sculpture, Museum Public Programming, Science Center Leave a Comment Hackerspaces are communites of people that gather for “Do it yourself projects” or Maker Movement projects. Most science centers lose visitors at age 12, Hackerspaces is a great way to extend participation for teenagers and adults. Read Museum 2.0 article for more information Machine Project Loves Me from Jeremy Quinn on Vimeo. Machine Project 1200 D North Alvarado Los …

Exploratorium – Reflections exhibition

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Click Image for video The Exploratorium 3601 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123 (415) 563-7337 June 19, 2009-September 20, 2009, Daniel Rozin at the Seeing Gallery of the Exploratorium “The Seeing Gallery is part of the Seeing collection on display at the Exploratorium. The gallery showcases exhibits exploring artists’ perspectives on seeing and perception. This summer’s Reflections exhibition features the …

Emerging Technologies for Museums / Science Centers Part I

Mark Walhimer Emerging Technologies, Exhibition Reviews, Hands On Exhibits, Interactive, Interactive Exhibit Philosophy, Kinetic Sculpture Leave a Comment

First in a series on interactivity in Museums and Science Centers There are several conferences where emerging technologies for museums is exhibited: Association of Science and Technologies Siggraph InfoComm Maker Faire