Friday, April 03, 2020: 9:00am - 10:30am -
With the increasing prevalence of open-source technologies, museums have been provided with a plethora of low-cost tools to enhance exhibitions and educational programming at their institutions (Langer & Alderman, 2016). While there are toolkits developed to tackle the digital interactive needs of museums, they often require a programming background to fully implement. CLIO, named after the Greek muse of history, is an open-source digital interactive toolkit that aims to lower the knowledge ceiling required to implement interactive exhibits by creating a series of activity templates that can be customized by anyone able to edit a website. Our crit session will invite participants to interact with a working prototype version of a CLIO kiosk similar to what is being tested at the Burke Museum. They will also be provided with a link to a Google Forms survey designed using the MUSETECH evaluation framework for museum technology.
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