Our project team designed, developed, and tested an educational interactive display about noise pollution as part of the new City Science exhibit at the EcoTarium Museum of Science and Nature. Collaborating with the museum staff, we created a Java application to run on a touch screen computer. After we tested the application and developed it into a working prototype, we made recommendations for further ways to enhance the exhibit. Our results show that the exhibit successfully demonstrated how people’s responses to noise are subjective, and visitors who used the exhibit often engaged each other in dialogue concerning noise pollution.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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