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ERIC Number: ED349963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Two Multimedia Design Research Projects: Palenque and The Museum Visitor's Project. Technical Report No. 23.
Wilson, Kathleen S.
This paper briefly describes two interactive multimedia research and development projects, the Palenque Project (1985-1991) at Bank Street College, and the Museum Education Consortium's Interactive Video Project (1988-1991) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It is noted that the designs of both prototypes share experimentation with a pedagogical bias toward discovery-based learning, feature exploratory experiences in multidimensional environments, and contain a variety of similar user interface characteristics which promote information access and manipulation. Each of the projects is described separately. Palenque is a digital video interactive (DVI) project based on a self-directed exploration of an ancient Maya site and on the perusal of a multimedia database called the Palenque Museum, which was originally designed to provide a discovery-based experience for 8- to 14-year-old children and their families at home. The Museum Consortium's project is an interactive multimedia prototype that was developed as a discovery-based learning experience for testing with adult museum visitors who have a limited knowledge of art history or art. Design features common to the two projects are then discussed, and a brief summary of the design issues that need to be addressed in their development concludes the paper. (ALF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Technology in Education, New York, NY.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: This paper was originally published in the Proceedings of the Society for Applied Learning Technologies (SALT) Conference (Washington, DC, August 1991). For a related paper, see IR 015 695.