Faculty Advisor

Cullon, Joseph

Abstract

The Worcester Historical Museum’s (WHM) Fuller Gallery of Industrial History is outdated, and the museum wants to redesign it in a way that makes it more engaging and immersive. Our group investigated different digital technologies that had the potential to achieve WHM’s vision. We chose three pieces of software for an in-depth investigation: OnCell, Open Exhibits, and TAP. We found OnCell to be easy to use and quick to deploy, while doing a good job of enhancing the exhibit. Open Exhibits has potential, but needs more work to fully develop. Lastly, we found TAP to be outdated, unsupported, and buggy. We expect this work to be helpful to the WHM as they look toward the future of their gallery, and expect it to serve as a starting point for future research into digital options for the WHM.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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