CMME Exhibit Resource Overview

We have finished posting about the Museum of Science‘s portion of the Creating Museum Media for Everyone (CMME) project. In case you missed any of the posts, you can find direct links to each of them below. Background: These posts include … Continue reading

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Multitouch Table Research Findings

A recent addition to our Papers section here on Open Exhibits is worth highlighting here in Open Exhibit blog. Open Exhibits co-PI, Kate Haley Goldman and her colleague Jessica Gonzalez, conducted research at three of our partner museums (Indian Pueblo Cultural … Continue reading

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A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences

Check out UX Magazine’s excerpt of Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery’s book on accessibility, A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences. Through the use of case studies on individuals with different accessibility challenges, the authors present clear overviews of how … Continue reading

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Open Exhibits & CMME: Accessibility in Interactive Exhibits

Open Exhibits takes another step towards accessibility in the latest release with the addition of the text-to-speech and speech-to-text capabilities. With the new Open Exhibits 3.0 release, there is an example project that contains an interface to the Microsoft Speech … Continue reading

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HCI+ISE Conference Proceedings Available Online

The proceedings of the HCI+ISE conference, held in June, are now available online. You can read the complete document in the Papers section of the Open Exhibits site or on ISSUU. An accessible PDF version is in the works. Special … Continue reading

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Survey: Connecting In-Gallery Experiences with Online Content Management Systems

Open Exhibits community members: Ideum (lead organization on Open Exhibits), the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and the UConn Digital Media Center request your participation in a survey about connecting in-gallery experiences with online content management systems. The … Continue reading

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Open Exhibits at-a-glance

We’ve been keeping tabs on the Open Exhibits community and its activities for the past year and have put together this simple infographic using to provide a quick snapshot of the community at this point in time:  

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Visitor Use of Multitouch Tables in the Galleries

One of the questions within our research was whether having a table in the galleries impacts the amount of attention and the amount of time spent on other elements. In each of the galleries we studied, the multitouch table was … Continue reading

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Comparing stay time and social behavior at multitouch interactives

One potential of the multitouch table that we’ve been really interested in exploring is whether the table as a format is more social experience for visitors than the same content if it were shown in a multitouch vertical environment, i.e. … Continue reading

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How familiar are multitouch tables to visitors?

How often do visitors use multitouch tables? While Ideum and others have been producing multitouch tables since 2008-2009, data collection for Open Exhibits research suggests that the tables are still novel to most museum visitors. During interviews from the late … Continue reading

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