2017 ASTC Annual Conference (October 21-24)

Designing for Tinkerability: Are We Trying to Create Digestible Facts or Support Meaningful Discovery?

Saturday, October 21, 2017: 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Convention Center
Session Leader:
Karen Wilkinson, Exploratorium
Brigette Belleville, Montréal Science Centre, David Wells, New York Hall of Science, Monika Mayer, Lawrence Hall of Science, Maria Mortati, Mortati and Friends and Sherlock Terry, Montshire Museum of Science

Could designing for “tinkerability” unlock new possibilities for engaging visitors in meaningful ways? Thinking about ways that design of activities and spaces can broaden participation and foster innovation is the goal for this session.  We’ll examine 6 different approaches to this question and brainstorm possibilities with session attendees.