Designing CLIO, An Open-Source Toolkit for Museum Pop-Up Digital Interactives


Thursday, April 02, 2020: 6:00pm - 7:00pm -

Dillon Connelly, University of Washington Museology Master's Program, United States, Joshua Frechette, Central Seattle College, United States

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.   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 demonstration will briefly introduce the goals of the CLIO project and discuss challenges in executing CLIO for the first time, early evaluation results, and possible future implementations of the technology, with a more detailed description of the project in the accompanying paper.

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