The 3-step process to create the best exhibit tech

As a museum technologist, I have received many requests for exhibit technology. Often these requests began with “we need a touchscreen” or sometimes even “we need 3 technology interactives in this exhibit”. My reply was always the same…”What’s the content?” Content has historically taken a back seat to the “WOW” factor that technology provides. Museum […]

Introducing KODEX : Interactive Content Platform

As the interactive technology leader at the world’s largest children’s museum, I often got requests to create exhibit technology that served to transform label copy into more dynamic and engaging content. There were often audio files, videos and slideshows that could illustrate concepts far better than paragraphs of text. But, the cost of building unique […]

5 Technology Mistakes Museums Often Make

I’ve spent the last decade working with tech. From exhibit interactives to online advertising, I’ve developed strategies and led teams to make these projects happen. And along the way there have been a handful of common mistakes that I’ve encountered again and again. Here’s  the list in the hopes that it helps you avoid them! […]

Top 5 Ideas from Pixar for Museum Professionals

Contributed by Charity M. Counts, Project Manager, the Museum Playbook Collective The groundbreaking book Creativity, Inc., by Ed Catmull, CEO of Pixar, and Amy Wallace, details how embracing open dialogue, risk and even failure at Pixar creates a work environment where creativity thrives and innovation is possible. I’ve spent the last two years testing ways […]
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