Category Archives: Practice

Gamifying the Museum with NYU Game Center Graduate Students

This Spring, the American Museum of Natural History and the NYU Game Center partnered to create a classroom-in-residence at the Museum for a course entitled “Designing for Museums.” Students partnered with different departments at the museum to create prototypes, both … Continue reading

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The DigitalLearningification of Museums

Below is my post from my latest column on DMLcentral: This past October, I had the pleasure of presenting in Irvine, California at the new home for the Digital Media and Learning Conference on digital learning at museums. With my … Continue reading

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If Star Wars VII Was Reviewed As A Museum Exhibit Would It Still Be A Blockbuster? (spoiler-free)

If Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens was a new museum exhibit, would it be the latest blockbuster or more like a visit to a dusty collection behind glass? This spoiler-free movie review attempts to find out, using museum criteria … Continue reading

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Where We Stand: A Decade of Digital Media and Learning

My post this month on DMLcentral asked readers to reflect on the first ten years of the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative, and reviewed in brief why it will be their last: This October will mark nine years … Continue reading

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Using an Iterative Design Process to Re-vision Cultural Halls Through Digital Media

Last year we had an idea — one of those late-night-shouldn’t-you-be-sleeping kind of crazy ideas — for helping visitors form deeper connections with our the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians. To my delight it was included within a slate of … Continue reading

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MAKESHOP at Pittsburgh’s Children’s Museum

During my visit this week to the Serious Play conference, I took a brief detour and got a fantastic trip to the MAKESHOP at the Pittsburgh’s Children’s Museum, lead by my colleague Lisa Brahms, their Director of Learning and Research. (Long-time … Continue reading

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Research on Using AI, AR, and Narrative to Customize Visitor Experience: An interview with Maria Roussou about the CHESS Project

At April’s Museums and the Web conference in Chicago, I heard a fascinating presentation by Maria Roussou, talking about the CHESS Project, a research study exploring how museums could personalize a visitor’s experience before they arrived and throughout their visit. … Continue reading

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