Why is it that the most interesting and meaningful conversations among museum staff take place without the presence of visitors?
Are exhibitions an obsolete medium? Can museums keep pace with the interactions available elsewhere: virtual games, video arcades, jazz clubs, even a good Chinese restaurant?
A consideration of the tendency in science museums to create marketing campaigns that conflict with mission.
An introduction to the summary publication for the Finding Significance visitor research project at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
An introductory essay for the book, Are We There Yet? Conversations about Best Practices in Science Exhibition Development.
Essay in the book Are We There Yet? Conversations About Best Practices in Science Exhibition Development.
Describes the initial efforts of rethinking and redesigning the public spaces of the Exploratorium in the mid-1990s.
Museum exhibitions—as both temples and forums—are the soul of a museum experience. This article explores the history of showing, telling, and exploring ideas in exhibitions.
An argument for designers and architects to incorporate formative testing with visitors and other end-users as part of the design process.