ERIC Number: EJ638081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Everything We Currently Know about Making Visitor-Friendly Mechanical Interactive Exhibits.
Informal Learning, n39 p1,10-13 Nov-Dec 1999
Studies how visitors use mechanical interactive exhibits: how they respond to interactive controls, problems encountered, and how museums can best solve those problems through redesign of controls and exhibits. Problems are described under the following headings: (1) Visitors' Understanding of Exhibits; (2) Design of Interface Controls; (3) Visitors' Interpretation of Exhibit Content; (3) Labels and Instructions; (4) Planning Exhibit Content; and (5) Visitors Do Weird Things. (PVD)
Descriptors: Display Aids, Educational Media, Exhibits, Experiential Learning, Informal Education, Mechanical Equipment, Museums, Science Education
Informal Learning Experiences, Inc., P.O. Box 42328, Washington, DC 20015.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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