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dc.contributor.advisorBranham, Richard
dc.contributor.authorShortle, Morgan
dc.description.abstractApproaching design as a flexible process with frameworks for understanding human behavior during exhibit development enables a comprehensive plan for achieving exhibit goals. An Activity-Centered Design Perspective for the Development of Museum Exhibits outlines theoretical design frameworks that support museum goals and responsibilities for the production of exhibit solutions that facilitate desired visitor experiences. The design community follows iterative processes that incorporate a strategic mix of tools for the creation of valuable and successful products and services. Because information and communication technologies are common for the presentation of exhibit messages, an approach to exhibit development that considers exhibit activities and technology and how they effect visitor experience is necessary. An exhibit development strategy with a design perspective frames critical exhibit activities for analyzing the contextual factors that influence visitor behavior and overall visitor experience. The museum industry has an opportunity to incorporate this design perspective to exhibit development as well as the creation of additional museum programs and events that have goals of increasing attendance and attracting a wider and more diverse audience.
dc.format.extent76 pages
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectMuseum studies
dc.subjectActivity-centered design
dc.subjectDesign strategy
dc.subjectExhibit design
dc.subjectExhibit development
dc.subjectMuseum visitor experience
dc.titleAn Activity-Centered Design Perspective for the Creation of Museum Exhibits
dc.contributor.cmtememberKeckeisen, Bob
dc.contributor.cmtememberScherting, Bruce
kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.

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