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This is an interesting use of QR codes and print media in combination. There are a lot of ways this could be adapted to make museum objects really social. And have them, almost literally, talk. And in return have visitors join in that conversation. But you’d need a budget rather bigger than #socialinterp’s.

This Reporters Without Borders advert is a bit gimmicky. But still, fair play, as it’s a hard subject to get people engaged with.

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Ladies talking

19 year old typist Iris Joyce (left) talks with a recruiting officer as she enrols in the Women's Land Army.

As part of the Social Interpretation project at Imperial War Museums we want to know about your previous experience of digital technology in museums.  The good the bad and the ugly!

We are asking anybody who is interested in or has used digital technology in museum spaces before to take part in one of our focus groups so that we can better understand the positive and negatives of  using digital applications in gallery spaces, whether that be on your own mobile, or an kiosk, or an tablet, or a touch table.  The list is endless.   The results of this work should provide us with further insight into user experiences and will help us to develop user requirements for future Social Interpretation applications which are under development and help to find appropriate methodologies to detect and evaluate their impact.

The focus group will be at Imperial War Museum Lambeth on:

    • 5th December at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
    • 9th December at  3pm
    • 13th December 10.30am and 11.30 am

It will take roughly 30minutes. If you are interested in attending one of the focus groups, please contact Claire Ross claire.ross@ucl.ac.uk

Many thanks — we really do appreciate your time.

 

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