"Opening Museums" research project
We approach the theme of “opening museums” from a point of view where digital technologies can be used as tools to facilitate vistor-museum and visitor-visitor interaction. We look at “interaction”, as in how to encourage visitors to become interactive participants, following the theory that human communication is based on dialog and exchange. On the other hand we also refer to interactive technologies and suggest how museum visitors as users can intervene in computing processes through various interfaces. Our objective is to reflects on how attitudes in museums are changing, how visitor expectations are changing and how we as designers and artist, considering both opportunities and challenges of digital technologies, can design visitor experiences for museums with open attitudes.