MyRun: Balancing design for reflection, recounting and openness in a museum-based participatory platform

Clarke, Rachel, Vines, John, Wright, Peter, Bartindale, Tom, Shearer, John, McCarthy, John and Olivier, Patrick (2015) MyRun: Balancing design for reflection, recounting and openness in a museum-based participatory platform. In: Proceedings of the 2015 British HCI Conference on - British HCI '15. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, pp. 212-221. ISBN 9781450336437

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Cultural organisations are increasingly looking towards using digital technologies to supplement, augment and extend visitors' experiences of exhibits and museums. In this paper, we describe the design and evaluation of MyRun, a 'participatory platform' for a museum. Our goal with MyRun was to use experience-centered design principles of reflecting, recounting and openness as a basis for engaging visitors in sharing stories about experiences related to a nationally significant cultural event. We undertook a qualitative evaluation of the system based upon observations of its use, the contributions visitors made to the platform, and interviews with 10 visitors. We discuss how visitors approached MyRun, contributed and browsed stories, and the challenges associated with the expectations visitors and curators placed on cultural exhibits. We close by identifying a series of design opportunities for future participatory platforms in museum settings.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: curation, museums, openness, participatory platforms, experience-centered design
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G600 Software Engineering
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 13:52
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 23:15

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