Demonstrations 3

Friday, April 05, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

User centered website for the Dutch National Archives (1)
- Michel Ketelaars, Nationaal Archief, The Netherlands
For the development of our new website, the Dutch National Archives chose a thorough ‘user centered design’. We regard it as our duty to provide visitors an efficient and pleasant way to search our collection. To do so, we explicitly asked our customers for their opinions while developing the new website. During our lightning talk we will guide our audience through every development step. From collecting ideas while interviewing representatives of our customer grous, to shaping our agile story board, right up to building all necessary functionalities, user testing and refining functions and content. During the entire process, we put the desires and expectations of our customers at the center of our design.

Beyond the Website Redesign: Leveraging Digital Strategy at the Institutional Level (2)
- Cristina Alberto, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, USA
This demonstration will explore how a website redesign can enact a museum family’s strategic goals and local initiatives. In partnership with Bluecadet, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County re-imagined their digital presence; this session explores the resulting creative collaboration. Presenters will discuss how scalable design and an open-source CMS bridged the institution’s multiple locations and websites, and how a customized editorial strategy connected a vast array of content between three museums while delivering on their joint mission to be museums “of, for, & with L. A. ” The new website’s adaptable design addresses current and future goals while acting as a robust publishing tool that will continue to grow with the ins

Unfacilitated VR at Newfields (3)
- Daniel Keller, Newfields, USA
Virtual Reality is one of the latest trends for providing museum patrons with an engaging learning experience. Many museums have had great success when creating VR installations; however most of these experiences require additional staff and take up lots of space. At Newfields we set out to create a virtual reality tour that fits seamlessly into an existing gallery and has no need for demonstrations or facilitation while still keeping the guest and art safe.

#ArtPup – a new breed of art lover. Hear how a public art organization teamed up with dogs on Instagram to reach their owners and fans. (4)
- Ashley Lippolis, Association for Public Art, USA
If you’re on Instagram then you’ve seen them – those adorable doggos that fill our feeds. Many of these furry stars have their own Instagram accounts and amass thousands of followers. How do we engage with these pups, their owners, and many fans? Is there a way to connect them with the public art that surrounds them on their daily dog walks? Philadelphia’s Association for Public Art will share how they implemented a fun and engaging social media campaign to connect with dog Instagram celebrities, their owners, and fans, while introducing them to the city’s outdoor sculpture. Through fun (and adorable) visuals, we will highlight captivating, simple, and inexpensive solutions we implemented during #ArtPup – a new breed of art lover.

A happy visitor or not? Training SENSIOM on museum visitors-related datasets for sentiment analysis (5)
- Georgios Papaioannou, Ionian University, Greece, Greece
This talk will present the processes we follow to train the SENSIOM data dashboard for sentiment analysis. The SENSION has been one of the outcomes of the Museum Big Data Research Project in Qatar, initiated in 2017 at University College London in Qatar. It is a dynamic multi-functional data dashboard on Museum Big Data to serve research needs on Negative/Neutral/Positive sentiment analysis and analysis on museum visitors' views on different museum-related topics, such as price of tickets, queue, other assets and issues. Sentiment analysis is benchmarked against other museums and/or cultural institutions and hotspots. We train SENSION via museum visitors-related Big datasets to produce accurate and valid results.

LINEAGE : Find what you didn’t know you were looking for, with AI (6)
- Noya Kohavi, Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia University, USA
Museum digital archives are incredibly well annotated resources, but unless you know precisely what it is you are after they can be difficult to search and thus to utilize. This talk will present LINEAGE, an artificially intelligent search engine that enables exploration of digitized visual archives in a human-like manner. LINEAGE bridges the gap between archivers and the curious public by creating a visual way to search and explore archives without presuming prior knowledge in art history. It mimics the way humans look at objects, encouraging serendipitous connections across time periods, location of origin, creator and medium, allowing users to quickly gain perspective on a work of art or design of their interest.

Virtual Dioramas Inside and Outside Museums with the AR Perpetual Garden App (7)
- Maria Harrington, University of Central Florida, USA
The AR Perpetual Garden App is an immersive augmented reality (AR) application for use inside and outside museums to extend the learning impact of real dioramas and gardens. Using data visualizations and bioacoustics to reflect scientific data sets, this design enhances the perceptual experience to create virtual dioramas capable of interaction. Two contrasting scenarios, Woodland in Balance and Woodland out of Balance, are shown to instantly communicate the complex narrative on tropic cascade. This design extends prior art in Virtual Nature research into AR, using similar methods. Additional information is easily accessible at the click of a button, including the curator’s interpretive narrative and facts on a linked website.