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Recently, when I ought to have been working, I've been trolling the content found at the Archives and Museums Informatics website, specifically papers from the yearly Museums and the Web conference. Museums face a compelling set of issues in deriving an optimal experience from internet technologies, including exhibit design, database design, information architecture, "cross-channel" integration (integrating real world and online experience), maintaining visitor interest, imparting knowledge, archiving multimedia content, etc. etc.
Papers that caught my attention include:Artifact as Inspiration: Using existing collections and management systems to inform and create new narrative structures -- Discusses how the Experience Music Project utilized Thinkmap in its interactive displays.
Envisioning the E-Quarium: Strategic design planning for the Monterey Bay Aquarium's web site -- A smart case study on the process for developing the aquarium's web site design, touching on strategic concerns, visitor needs, and scenario planning. Co-written by Lauralee Alben, author of interaction design must-reads "At The Heart of Interaction Design" and "The Quality of Experience".
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