Over the last three years, I have been teaching User-centered Design with a museum experience focus. I’m gauging interest to see if people would be interested in taking an online course in Museum Experience Design. If you are interested please leave a comment below showing interest. If I receive payment from ten people will run the course January 2018.
Museum Experience Design – Course Description
Museums are shifting from fixed monolithic institutions to experiential spaces and destinations. Now museums serve individuals on a more instance-by-instance basis rather than buying into a long-standing commitment supported by regular attendance.
Given this paradigm shift, museums need to provide omni experiences, experiences that are seamless from online to in-person with consistent communication. During the course, each student will create an omni experience (unified experience of the exhibition, programming, visitor service, and digital experience) for selected audiences.
Coursework to include; readings, model making, laminas, presentation boards, presentation booklets and group presentations. The final project of the class will be a unified interactive experience with each student responsible for an interactive element (product, service or exhibit) of the experience.
Methods: User-centered design, Systems Thinking, Experiential Design, Interactive Experience Design, Ethnography
Philosophies: Semiotics, Phenomenology, Constructivist Learning Theory
Three projects during the course:
Weeks 1-4: “Me” Understanding your “lens”. (How you view the world)
Weeks 5-: “You” Create Interactive Educational Exhibit (Designing for others)
Weeks 11-15: “Us” Create Omni Experience; Incorporating service experience for selected user groups
General knowledge of Google Docs, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.
Maximum Number of Students: 16 (minimum 10)
Schedule: 12 Weeks, 4 Hours online class, 12 hours per week assignments, starting January 2018