Activities in Detroit

Leah Maestri leahmaestri at
Wed Aug 19 18:16:14 UTC 2009

Hi Alison (et al),

Great chatting with you and glad to have you back!

To clarify objectives I've laid out, this is what we want to accomplish in
the next 6-days:

1- A Backend paper-prototype for the In-museum kiosk, which focuses on the
museum's staff interaction
2- A Frontend paper-prototype for the In-Museum kiosk, which focuses on the
visitor's interaction
3- A list of walk-through questions to ask the DIA when going through each
of the paper-prototypes

I initially thought you and James would have time to do a user test but in
the case that there's not a enough time, I think the paper-prototypes will
suffice for now. More clarity around whether you'll walk through the mobile
wireframes is up for discussion tomorrow.

To the group:
If anyone has any thoughts on this please feel free to comment and make
suggestions. Again, this will be the bulk of our conversation at tomorrow's


On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Alison Benjamin
<alison.benjamin at>wrote:

> Hi,
> I just had a chance to touch base with James about the design related
> activities that happened wrt to the DIA while I was gone. He suggested
> that we structure some meetings for Thursday & leave Friday more open.
> In terms of meetings we can have, I think our visit will give us a
> good chance solidify the direction we'll take on the micro engagement
> map project (e.g inward facing sandbox? outward facing system for
> docents & visitors? both). Another activity in this space would be
> some testing, but that depends on where our wireframes are at.
> And because of concerns about the quality of data in various DIA DBs,
> that we should plan meet with staff members who have expertise about
> the systems. Off the top of my head, Christina the registrar who works
> deeply with TMS, and Paul Noll from their IT dept, who would probably
> figure extensively in implementing Engage .
> What are your thoughts on we might accomplish with this time (obviously the
> DIA will have input & needs too... )
> Thanks,
> Alison
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