Faculty Advisor

Kasouf, Chickery J.

Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center


The goal of this project was to reinvigorate the “In their Shirtsleeves” exhibit to update the historical timeline, and make the experience more engaging and memorable. To meet this goal, we conducted a site assessment, investigated recent economic developments in Worcester, interviewed industrial professionals, researched “best practices” through case studies, and visited other museums to observe interactive technologies and visitor trends. Our analysis suggests that the application of interactive technology provides options for a small museum including increased visitor engagement, understanding, and interest. Based on these findings and results, we recommended strategies that the museum can use to develop an interactive and engaging exhibit that encompasses recent industrial trends.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs