Faculty Advisor

Bunting, Andrea

Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Center

Melbourne, Australia

Abstract

Like many other countries, Australia is concerned about the public's declining interest and performance in science. Many agencies and organisations, including Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), are exploring ways to engage the public in science. CSIRO Education sponsors a band called Ologism that writes and performs songs about science. Our goal was to develop a website to display the band's lyrics and interpret and embellish on the science concepts they present to better engage adults aged 17–30. Through rapid prototyping we evaluated the content, design, and functionality of the website, and determined how Ologism and CSIRO Education could develop the site further to engage a larger audience more effectively.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia

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