When it comes to interactive technology, building exhibits that will attract interest and activity in our audiences is of the utmost importance. Once we establish to whom we are telling our story, then the exhibit creation process truly begins. We are then able to break down phenomena and processes to find new ways to make learning about them interactive, interesting, and, of course, playful.
Playful Interactives will take us through this exhibit creation process and help us understand some of the considerations and options for engaging both younger and older audiences with interactive technology. Children’s museum designer Evelyn Delgado, who has worked on many interactive projects in Western Canada including the Shelley Milner Children’s Library at Edmonton Public Library, the Children’s Gallery at the Royal Alberta Museum and Creative Kids Museum at TELUS Spark in Calgary, will share her extensive experience and knowledge while offering us the opportunity to think about designing and implementing exhibits that effectively engage, instruct, and entertain our audiences.