- Paula Andras’s presentation from last week
- Class is back in AIM 222 next week
Let’s take a few minutes to review some of your Design Notebooks from last week.
Mobile Apps & Location-based Services
Which device to design for? Depends on user context; What are they doing? Why are they accessing (or contributing) content? Where are they?
Designing for read-only content on multiple device forms? Consider HTML5/responsive web design.
Designing for data collection? Consider the type of data:
- Text? Maybe a web form…
- Photos? Web form or mobile app…
- Images or QR-codes? Mobile app.
- RFid or iBeacon? Mobile app.
- Other sensor data? Mobile app.
- * Wifi / Bluetooth / Bluetooth LE / RFID
- GPS (not indoors)
For more info on cell phone sensors and how they work, check out Sensors and Cellphones
Responsive Web Apps
Example Responsive Web Framework
Native or Code Generated?
Native apps are typically coded using Java (Android) or Swift/Objective-C (iOS).
- Pros – better performance, direct access to hardware & sensors
- Cons – lower-level programming required, (sometimes) more expensive to implement
- Cons – slower performance (extra app layer in there), more limited access to hardware & sensors, UI likely not completely native, maybe confusing for the user
Other Mobile Options
- Voice & Messaging apps – good for feature phones
Active Participation in Museum Exhibits
- Read Culture Labs
- Create a new slide in your Design Notebook and title it “Culture Labs”
- Write a short paragraph describing the nature of “Discovery” and how it facilitates learning.
- Write another paragraph comparing David Edwards concept of “Culture Labs” with Jake Barton’s concept of active participation with museum exhibits?
The Internet of Things
- Read “The Internet of Things” in NMC Horizon Report 2015 Museum Edition pp. 46-47
- Read “When Stuff Talks Back” in TrendsWatch 2013 pp. 24-28
- Create a new slide in your Design Notebook and title it “Internet of Things”
- Pick one or two examples of IoT being used in the museum setting and write a short descriptive paragraph. How might something similar be applicable in the NJSM setting?
- Can you find any other examples of IoT in exhibit design?
Submitting Your Work
This week’s homework assignment is due next week before class. When you’ve completed them, post a comment on this page (First Day of Class), including a link to your Design Notebook.