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Participatory Design at the Museum: inquiring into children's everyday engagement in cultural heritage

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  • Department of Information and Media Studies
  • Center for Digital Urban Living

We address the challenge of creating intersections between children’s everyday engagement and museum exhibitions. Specifically, we propose an approach to participatory design inquiry where children’s everyday engagement is taken as the point of departure. We base our discussion on a design workshop – Gaming the Museum – where a primary school class was invited to participate in creating future exhibition spaces for a museum based on their everyday use of computer games and online communities. We reflect on the results of the workshop and discuss more broadly the qualities of design inquiries that use the everyday engagement of children as point of departure for designing interactive museum exhibitions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOZCHI '10 : Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group of Australia on Computer-Human Interaction
Number of pages8
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2010
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-0502-0
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventOZCHI '10 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 22 Nov 201026 Nov 2010


ConferenceOZCHI '10

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