The Charleston Museum was the first museum in the U.S., opening in 1824. Since the 19th Century, museums have advanced in archival, storage and exhibition techniques. Yet the experience many museums offer to visitors is still severely outdated, especially in an age of ever-expanding digital technology. How Visitors Experience Museums The museum experience is extremely … Continue reading How to Market History with Social Media
Long before Google's Arts & Culture App went viral when people realized they could upload their selfies to be matched to historical paintings, the app existed to share great works of art with the masses. Certainly, the sensational nature of the matching feature has increased traffic and usage of the app -- and, that makes … Continue reading Using Social Media to Increase Your Museum’s Reach
As a history lover, I was thrilled to learn that many museums now offer virtual tours for some of their most prized treasures. Now, I could explore history like never before, right from the comfort of my home. I wanted to find out for myself if a virtual tour could be as informing and entertaining … Continue reading See History Up Close Without Ever Leaving the House
The concept of design thinking -- taking into account how users interact with and experience a website or product in order to design a responsive experience -- has become standard in the digital world. However, the concept of user experience is not a new concept, nor is it exclusive to sectors such as technology, design, … Continue reading Digitizing the Heritage Experience
Courses of study offered by MichiganX, an online learning initiative of the University of Michigan through edX UX501x: Introduction to User Experience UX502x: Understanding User Needs UX503x: Principles of Designing for Humans UX504x: Evaluating Designs with Users UX505x: UX Design: From Concept to Wireframe UX506x: UX Design: From Wireframe to Prototype UX507x: UX Research Surveys
A display showcasing the digitization of archival materials. Located in the Humboldt State University Library using select materials from Humboldt Room Special Collections. Spring 2016 Semester.