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  • Date: 10/18/2017
    Resource Category: Report
    Multitouch tables and displays provide important benefits for users in museums and other public spaces. This report discusses the evolution of tangible-object interfaces on such displays and outlines ideas for further development of more compelling, intuitive, and effective user experiences. ... »
  • Date: 04/26/2017
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    “Are museums perceived as experts – and are they trusted? To what extent?” These are the questions that I hoped to shine a light upon when I requested a topic-specific data cut on cultural organizations from the National Awareness, Attitudes, and Usage Study. The NAAU is an ongoing study regarding market perceptions of visitor-serving ... »
  • Date: 05/31/2016
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    This is a supplement to an article on place-based learning that appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Dimensions magazine. In a green park just beyond historic Old Town Fort Collins and bordered by the local public library, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s Heritage Courtyard welcomes visitors back to the early years of this Northern Colorado ... »
  • Date: 04/21/2016
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    These blog posts were written by researcher Andee Rubin in 2013 & 2014 as a way to provide technical assistance to investigators planning to carry out research in informal settings. The first post provides a history of human subjects protection as it emerged from medical research and thoughts about the application of these principles to ... »
  • Date: 03/31/2016
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    This is a supplement to an article that appeared in the March/April 2016 issue of Dimensions magazine. We asked science centers, museums, and aquariums to share how they are making their facilities and their practices more green and energy efficient, and how they have used these efforts to educate their visitors and communities about energy ... »
  • Date: 01/28/2016
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the January/February 2016 issue of Dimensions magazine. It presents perspectives from museums and science centers on using out-of-the-box methods to attract visitors. ... »
  • Date: 11/30/2015
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    This is a supplement to an article on marketing successes and failures that appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine. It presents stories of marketing success from across the museum and science center field. ... »
  • Date: 09/18/2015
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the September/October 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine. It contains perspectives from across the field on early career advice. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2015
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the May/June 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine. It presents perspectives from science center and museum professionals about the role of 3D printing in their institutions. ... »
  • Date: 04/15/2015
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    The project, called Experimenting With Storytelling, involved working with four schools in East London and Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. Each after school session, with elementary school children and their parents, consisted of a cultural story or folktale (the ‘storytelling’ part) which had some science in it followed by an associated ... »