For the past two years, the Museum has been experimenting with both digital and analog ways to augment the visitor experience within our Hall of Northwest Coast Indians. Today, the results of those efforts will launch in the Hall for all to experience.
I’ve written in the past about the Video Bridge (re: Using an Iterative Design Process to Re-vision Cultural Halls Through Digital Media with press coverage here and here) but today I want to share about Dreams of the Haida Child. I’ve explained before how it works (here) but, in short, these are augmented reality activity sheets which we designed with artists and curators from the Haida Nation. They are wonderful tools to engage families with young children in the Hall (our studies found dwell times averaging 18 or so minutes!).
While designed for use in the Museum, everything you need to experience them can be accessed from the comfort of your own home (or classroom). In fact, we launched a new web page to promote how here.
So please go check it out, spread the word, and, in the meantime, enjoy this promo video: