30 January 2016

Design thinking for museums

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The Design Thinking for Museums site is the outcome of a 2012 partnership between the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school). It is conceived as a resource for professionals and practitioners interested in applying design thinking in their organizations and includes case studies of design thinking in action, posts by guest authors, interviews with practitioners, and downloadable resource guides. Dana Mitroff Silvers is the site’s editor and primary author.

Some recent posts:

Embedded participatory design: 5 principles for designing with and in communities
This guest post by Maryanna Rogers explores how museums and cultural organizations are looking outside their walls and co-designing public space with their communities.

Daring greatly through human-centered design: an interview with Hannah Fox of Derby Museums
Hannah Fox is the author of the Derby Museums Human-Centred Design Handbook.

Agile user research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: an interview with Liz Filardi and Karen Plemons
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, staff from different departments are working together to employ rapid, low-cost research methods to better understand the needs of museum visitors and inform the development and design of apps, websites, and digital games.

Becoming human through human-centered design: reflections from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
In this guest post, Rachel Griner, an independent strategy and innovation expert who served as an Executive On Loan to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, explores how human-centered design could apply not only to users but also to us as the designers.

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