Friday, August 14, 2009

Handheld Guides > The Museum Experience

Digital Technologies and the Museum Experience: Handheld Guides and Other Media / Edited by Loïc Tallon and Kevin Walker / AltaMira Press / August 2008

"This volume highlights the exciting potential for handheld devices and digital technologies in museums and related settings. It provides a valuable, in-depth guide to an important set of research projects that have important implications for educators, exhibit designers, museum curators, and others. This book greatly expanded my horizons. I found it compelling and highly readable."—Hillary McLean, July-August 2009, Educational Technology

The biggest trend in museum exhibit design today is the creative incorporation of technology. Digital Technologies and the Museum Experience: Handheld Guides and Other Media explores the potential of mobile technologies (cell phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, PDAs) for visitor interaction and learning in museums, drawing on established practice to identify guidelines for future implementations.


Loïc Tallon has worked as an independent researcher and as a project manager and new media consultant with Cultural Innovations, a leading international museum consultancy. Kevin Walker has worked in and with museums since 1996, including five years as senior software designer for exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Table of Contents

Foreword by James Bradburne

Introduction: Mobile, Digital, and Personal /Loïc Tallon

Part I. Defining the Context: Three Perspectives

Chapter 1. The Exploded Museum / Peter Samis

Chapter 2. Learning with Digital Technologies / John Falk and Lynn Dierking

Chapter 3. Designing Mobile Digital Experiences / Ben Gammon and Alexandra Burch

Part II. Delivering Potential

Chapter 4. Audibly Engaged: Talking the Walk / Jeffery K. Smith and Pablo P.L. Tinio

Chapter 5. Mobile Multimedia: Reflections from Ten Years of Practice / Silvia Filippini Fantoni and Jonathan Bowen

Chapter 6. Improving Visitor Access / Ellen Giusti

Chapter 7. Structuring Visitor Participation / Kevin Walker

Chapter 8. Designing for Mobile Visitor Engagement / Sherry Hsi

Chapter 9. Cross-Context Learning / Paul Rudman, Mike Sharples, Giasemi Vavoula, Peter Lonsdale, and Julia Meek

Chapter 10. Interactive Adventures / Halina Gottlieb

Chapter 11. Afterword: The Future in our Hands? Putting Potential into Practice / Ross Parry

$75.00 • Cloth • 0-7591-1119-7 978-0-7591-1119-6 • August 2008 • 264 pp

$27.95 • Paper • 0-7591-1121-9 978-0-7591-1121-9 • August 2008 • 264 pp

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1 comment:

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