Design Thinking for Digital Heritage: Developing Communities of Design Practice for Visitor Experience (click here to access the project on the European Commission website) is a Marie Curie Action, Individual Fellowship – H2020. This study aims to advance Design Research by conducting the first systematic analysis of Design Thinking in the particular domain of museums engaged in digital heritage projects.
Design Thinking for Digital Heritage is on ResearchGate
2 years (starting date 1st July 2016 – 30th June 2018)
The research is conjunctly conducted by:
the School of Museum Studies (University of Leicester, UK);
and the University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum.
Dr. Marco Mason (fellowship holder), Dr. Giasemi Vavoula (host institution), and Dr. David Scruton Universty of Cambridge (Secondment).
This project is situated within Design Research focusing on the area of Design Thinking for Digital Heritage. This study aims to advance Design Research by conducting the first systematic analysis of Design Thinking in the particular domain of museums engaged in digital heritage projects. This research takes a qualitative approach to the study of Design Thinking by blending ethnographic methods wich include literature reviews, in-situ observations of (digital) design practices, interviews, focus groups and participatory workshops with museum professionals, designers, and stakeholders, and Critical Incident analysis. Situated at the intersection of different academic fields, this project has an interdisciplinary character and brings different methodologies into dialogue, delivering an original and innovative contribution to existing literature and enhancing theoretical and practical knowledge in Design Research.