ASTC's 2016 Annual Conference (September 24 - 27)

Beyond the Voting Station: Designing exhibit devices about science and society

Monday, September 26, 2016: 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
Tampa Convention Center
Session Leader:
Jayatri Das, The Franklin Institute
Elizabeth Kollmann, Museum of Science and Patricia Ward, Museum of Science and Industry

Facilitated programs in museums can nurture rich conversations about societal impacts of science and technology, but in exhibits, we often just ask our visitors to vote yes, no, or maybe. Can we dive deeper? What are the challenges and outcomes of designing exhibit devices about issues in science and society?