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Thursday, August 2 • 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Look Up at the Stars: integrating a user-centered design process into a natural history museum

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To be better prepared for the key challenges presented by our new century, the American Museum of Natural History developed an internal skunk works. It focused on tackling how to design interactives to engage visitors with the digital specimens produced and studied by our more than 200 scientists. Using VR, AR and other forms of emerging media, we developed prototypes and tested them with over 1,000 visitors to identify challenges and opportunities for the Museum visit of the future; virtual weevils and sharks cavorted with augmented constellations and moon-scapes. Come learn how we developed the process and what we learned along the way.

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Barry Joseph

VP of Digital Experience, Girl Scouts
For 18 years, I have been a driving force in both youth development and digital learning. First at Global Kids, a NYC-based after school organization, then at the American Museum of Natural History, I oversaw the design, supervision, and creative visioning for a slate of over 100... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2018 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Sloan/Morris and Sophie Chang Building, E52-164 Classroom, Building E52 50 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142

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