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Prototyping Interactive Data Viz: 10. TREE OF LIFE

The following is a deeper dive into one of the projects developed at the American Museum of Natural History in FY17 to help us better understand how to bring the digital work of Museum scientists to visitors through emerging media. … Continue reading

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How long does it take a Neanderthal detective to crack the case?

Imagine you are staring at a spreadsheet with 99 rows of data. You have been interacting with weekend visitors at the American Museum of Natural History for several months facilitating a new interactive experience. This is the first time you … Continue reading

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Video teaser of two upcoming museum-based science games: Flora and MicroRangers

There are two games we’ve been developing through our youth programs in association with an exhibit opening in the Museum this fall. Flora is a card game and MicroRangers is an augmented mobile game. At last week’s internal professional development … Continue reading

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Jamming with Dinosaurs!

I am Eric, a First Year MFA student at NYU Game Center, studying about and designing games. Barry asked me and the other interns to help put together a game jam last Sunday to support an ongoing project. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Designing Mobile Museum Experiences: Thoughts on the “Well-Played” App

You can’t always get what you want But if you try sometimes well you just might find You get what you need — Mick Jagger & Keith Richards This weekend my 5-year old daughter taught me some important lessons about … Continue reading

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First MicroRangers Walk-through

Yesterday, in preparation for this Thursday’s culminating event, the high school students in MicroMuseum returned to do their first walk-through of our mobile game, MicroRanger, using the new prototype. This is always an exciting moment, as after two months of … Continue reading

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A Critique of the Zoo App Shutterbugs, or “On Second Thought, Maybe This App Doesn’t Suck”…

I write this post in part as an apology, in part to remind me not to repeat the error, and in part (and this is why it is public) to explore with you some fascinating lessons that can be learned … Continue reading

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