Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Abstract

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) wants to use interactive exhibits to improve their visitor experience. The goal of our project was to design, build, and refine interactive exhibits and interpretive materials for one of their properties, the Old Mill. We made four portable physical interactives, explored the STEM concepts of friction, levers, translation of motion, and energy conversion, all present in the Old Mill. Using an iterative design process, we improved our exhibit prototypes with feedback from the NHA and third graders, remaking one exhibit at a larger scale. We also made a storyboard for a digital exhibit about the Old Mill for learning and accessibility, using video of the Old Mill in action, a rendering of the Old Mill we made, and NHA staff interviews we conducted.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2019-12-11

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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