ERIC Number: ED349959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Multimedia Design Research for the Museum Education Consortium's Museum Visitor's Prototype. Technical Report No. 24.
Wilson, Kathleen S.
This paper briefly describes the design and development of The Museum Visitor's Prototype, an interactive multimedia videodisk that was developed for the Museum Education Consortium. The consortium, which consists of the education departments of seven art museums, investigates the roles that technology might play in museum and art education, and seeks to provide more effective access to the arts. The prototype was created as part of a larger research effort to explore new discovery-based methods for introducing adult visitors with little or no background in art or art history to different ways of looking at and thinking about paintings. This report discusses the Museum Visitor's Prototype, key design and production issues, highlights of the formative research, and potential future developments in this area. (ALF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adult Learning, Art Appreciation, Discovery Learning, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Design, Interactive Video, Material Development, Microcomputers, Multimedia Instruction, Museums, Painting (Visual Arts), Production Techniques
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Technology in Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Interactive Videodisk; Prototype Testing
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums (1991). For a related report, see IR 015 702.