A Case for Evaluation: The Brooklyn Children's Museum

Short Description:

An argument for designers and architects to incorporate formative testing with visitors and other end-users as part of the design process.


Explores how the Brooklyn Children's Museum's building affects the visitor experience. One of the first exhibition designers to promote visitor research in museums, McLean argues that exhibit developers and museum professionals need to listen to visitors and pay attention to their behavior when designing museum spaces and exhibitions.

Bibliographic Information:

McLean, Kathleen. "A Case for Evaluation: the Brooklyn Children's Museum."  Children's Environments Quarterly. 4.1 (1987) : 24 - 29.