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Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2017, 1(4), 25; doi:10.3390/mti1040025

An Evaluation-Driven Design Process for Exhibitions

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Norsk Regnesentral, Postboks 114 Blindern, NO-0314 Oslo, Norway
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Expology AS, Postboks 5386 Majorstuen, NO-0304 Oslo, Norway
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Engineerium, Snarøyveien 20, NO-1364 Fornebu, Norway
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Received: 30 August 2017 / Revised: 29 September 2017 / Accepted: 30 September 2017 / Published: 5 October 2017
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Museums and science centres are informal education environments that intend to engage visitors with their exhibits.We present an efficient design process that allows an improved working relationship between museum practitioners, exhibition designers, and visitors. Its principles and a graphical representation are based on the Engagement Profile from previous work. Curators and designers evaluate the qualities of exhibits using the engagement profile while visitors inform the design process by answering a standardised questionnaire. Elements of the design process were evaluated using an educational game at the science centre Engineerium. This study was based on the responses from over five hundred visitors to the science centre. As an outcome, the science centre received valuable information of how to improve the exhibit. Further, one iteration of the design process was implemented in practice. First experiences show that our method will practically support the work of museum practitioners and exhibition designers. We present the principles and a graphical representation based on the Engagement Profile from previous work. Elements of the design process are evaluated using an educational game at the science centre Engineerium. The evaluation is based on a study with over five hundred visitors to the science centre. View Full-Text
Keywords: design process; installations; science centres; museums; visitor engagement design process; installations; science centres; museums; visitor engagement
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Leister, W.; Tjøstheim, I.; Joryd, G.; de Brisis, M.; Lauritzsen, S.; Reisæter, S. An Evaluation-Driven Design Process for Exhibitions. Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2017, 1, 25.

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