Exhibition designer interview and contextual inquiry guide now up on wiki

Erin Yu erin.yu at utoronto.ca
Tue Apr 21 21:03:33 UTC 2009

Thanks for the input, Muriel.

I agree, this is a big list of questions and we will probably run out  
of time!
Focusing on the process of creating an exhibition sounds like a great  
In the past, I've used the guide as a loosely structured guideline,  
since the interviewees tend to talk more about what interests them.

I've updated the wiki with your comments about the ice breaker session  
and the IT strategy.
Feel free to edit the page further as you see fit. :)


On 21-Apr-09, at 4:30 PM, Muriel Garreta Domingo wrote:

> Hello James and Erin,
> The guide looks great and is very comprehensive. I hope the  
> interviewees will give us enough time to cover up everything!
> Maybe, if we see that the person doesn't have much time for us, we  
> could at least make sure that he / she walks us through the process  
> of an exhibit creation, from the scratch til it has ended. And then,  
> for each step try to find out the process, the output, the people  
> involved, the tools, etc. And then, at the end, ask what Jess  
> mentioned about differences among exhibitions.
> Well, it is just a different way of structuring the same questions :)
> In the initial part (demographics, contexts, icebreakers), I would  
> ask a couple of questions about the museum structure, the amount of  
> people that work there, the departments, etc. Museums are going to  
> vary greatly depending on the size (and therefore budget, etc.).
> Also from the list of contacts we have, it struck me that each has  
> decided on a different IT strategy (mobile, Facebook, podcast,  
> etc.). I think it would be interesting to know the reasons why they  
> picked that technology and not the other. We could ask this part in  
> 4.3 section.
> Best regards,
> Muriel
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