Removing Barriers: Exploring User Experiences in the new Burke Museum
Meeting dates/times: TBD
The new Burke Museum offers an exciting opportunity to apply user-centered design processes in a dynamic, real-world context. Currently, as the museum staff prepares to move into their new building, they are prototyping new museum spaces wherein researchers perform their work in the public eye. These spaces are in the existing building and not only constitute new ways of working, but also new forms of public engagement. This comes with multiple challenges and opportunities, and stakeholders.
In this DRG, we will consider distinct points of view (researchers, interpretive staff, and visitors) through direct engagement and observation. We will also explore potential technologies and design interventions through which to create evocative museum experiences that support the needs of the Burke’s various stakeholders.
Students will work in small teams and present design proposals at the end of Winter Quarter.
Interested students should fill out the following form (this includes uploading your resume): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjGnDUzy56XcAGDaPIKo7jPGN07azcNI3xYR-gYGyExWhe-g/viewform?usp=sf_link
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