The Hive: An Exhibit Prototype

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2017-12-06
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Warren, Ian
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Natural history museums and science centers are transitioning more and more to exhibits for visitors that want interactive experiences, not just information. This project sought to design a prototype for what an interactive exhibit may look like to engage visitors lacking science backgrounds with aspects of honeybee behavior. The Hive prototype is composed of three creative developments: 1) a digital realization of the exhibit layout designed in SketchUp Make, 2) a script to be recorded guiding the visitors through the progressive learning stations of the exhibit, and 3) mock-ups of the smartphone app designed to accompany the exhibit and enhance visitor interaction. Exhibit flow diagram, visual samples of the prototype, and the written script are available on the accompanying poster. A link is provided for the download of the SketchUp Make .skp file.

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