Case Study: Designing and building a digital science museum exhibit for children

My colleagues and I at MathWorks are in the process of designing and building an interactive digital exhibit for the Ecotarium: a science museum in Worcester, MA. I would like to discuss my experience as a designer and code developer on the project. Some questions I would like to discuss with the audience are:

  • Where does the design process for an interactive exhibit start?
  • How do you simplify a complex concept to work as a children’s exhibit?
  • What goes into the software engineering of an interactive exhibit?

 

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About paul.kassebaum

I had a vibrant, well-balanced education in the humanities and sciences at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science. Since then, I have enjoyed injecting art into my science work, having just earned a Ph.D. in physics. In so doing, I have come to enjoy creating digital visualizations in and of itself. As a software engineer at MathWorks, I am currently working on an interactive digital exhibit for the Ecotarium: a science museum in central Massachusetts. My favorite works of literature blend art and science together, such as the works of Lewis Carroll and Douglas Hofstadter.