Human-centred design in digital media

Authored by: Indigo Hanlee

The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138581296
eBook ISBN: 9780429506765
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Technology is changing the way we interact with the physical environment. Digital platforms such as touchscreens, voice recognition and motion-sensing technologies are becoming the conduits through which we navigate everyday life, such that we live in a hybrid digital/physical space. In this evolving context of new media and the internet of everything, museums and cultural institutions are searching for innovative ways to engage visitors in their exhibitions. Even established institutions like the Anzac Memorial Hyde Park and Australian Museum in Sydney have found themselves competing with the digital world and needing to respond to the needs of their media-literate audiences. With visitors seeking new and dynamic experiences, museums are being forced to evaluate whether their exhibitions are meeting visitor expectations.

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