Introducing Participatory Design in Museums
2004 (English)In: PDC 2004 - Proceedings of the Eight Participatory Design Conference 2004 - Artful Integration: Interweaving Media, Materials and Practices / [ed] Besselaar P., Oostveen A.-M., 2004, 204-213 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper describes how a set of participatory design methodologies have been introduced to and adopted for museum exhibition design. It provides a brief historical account of museums and reviews some current trends in museum exhibition design. Furthermore, the paper outlines a number of reasons why participatory methods may be appropriate for museums, and two such methods are described: one for evaluation of exhibits, and one for exhibition concept development. Evaluation of the methodologies suggests that they are efficient; both in terms of resources and in the richness of the data they produce. In addition, it appears that they are capable of both supporting and extending established museum design practices.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. 204-213 p.
Museums, Participatory Design, Evaluation, Concept Development
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24928ScopusID: 2-s2.0-18644372320OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-24928DiVA: diva2:354440
Toronto, ON, 24/7 - 31/7 2004
QC 2010010012010-10-012010-10-012010-10-04Bibliographically approved