Digital Media for Heritage: Refocusing Design from the Technology to the Visitor Experience
This paper presents the research project founded by European Union – Marie Curie Actions International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development (IOFs). The design research project investigates the theory and practice of digital media design in the museum context. The aim of this paper is to introduce the phenomenon under investigation – namely, design practice of digital media for museums – and motivate its significance for both the scientific community and museum practitioners. The Design Research methodology and expected results are also presented.
This three year project (started October 2012) is funded by the European Union – Marie Curie Actions International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development (IOFs). The outgoing stage of the fellowship (2013-14) takes place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology supervised by Prof. John Durant from the Science, Technology and Society Program; (2013-14) and the return stage (2015) will take place at the University of Leicester supervised by Dr. Giasemi Vavoula from the School of Museum Studies. The MIT Museum Studio supports the three design exercises in the form of case studies. Allan Doyle and Seth Riskin are the MIT Museum Studio Co-directors. Marco Mason is the Marie Curie Fellow.