Faculty Advisor

Davis, Paul W.

Faculty Advisor

Fisler, Kathryn

Center

LOND / London Project Center

Abstract

Incorporating exhibits that combine physical and digital interactions to aid in object interpretation is a priority for museums, but the study of their effectiveness is still a nascent area of research. This group has designed and evaluated two iterations of a prototype exhibit for the Science Museum, London incorporating physical/digital interactions with an abstract model of a rotary phone. Using visitor observation and interviews, the group developed design principles and recommendations for the Science Museum to develop future physical/digital interactives.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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