Featured Bits

  1. How NOT to Design Flip Labels

    How NOT to Design Flip Labels


    by Nina Simon on September 13, 2010

    Oh, Yosemite Visitor Center. You have committed the sin of using flip labels to convey false interactivity while making it harder for people to enjoy the content. Here is an image of three sisters...

  2. Tactile maps

    Tactile maps


    by Wendy Pollock on February 03, 2010

    I saw this map at the Chicago Botanic Garden last fall. It's pleasing to look at and touch. But I think words could add to its interest and give a sighted member of a group something to read aloud...

  3. Outdoor weatherproof touchscreens?!

    Outdoor weatherproof touchscreens?!


    by Em Blamey on November 17, 2013

    Hi Folks, Can anyone recommend any brands of touchscreens for outdoor applications? They need to survive outside a maritime museum - (so sunny, salty and periodically rainy sites)! Fingers crossed...

  4. USATODAY.com: Iowa aquarium exhibit highlights oil spill

    USATODAY.com: Iowa aquarium exhibit highlights oil spill


    by Maraya Cornell on July 08, 2010

    I thought this was interesting. The Exec director is saying that this new exhibit may be the first time a major aquarium is showcasing an environmental disaster rather than beautiful fish. http://www...

  5. more accessible Wentzscope

    more accessible Wentzscope


    by Ed Rodley on February 11, 2010

    Bud Wentz's monocular microscopes are a staple feature of science center/natural history interactives. Having just seen another one with a broken slide tray mechanism and a wonky viewing angle, I thought...

  6. Vertical Pinscreen Panels

    Vertical Pinscreen Panels


    by Patricia Guerrero knight on February 23, 2010

    I love the way the Lawrence Hall of Science broke the mold by flipping the Pinscreen panels vertically and creating a long and winding horizontal pinwall that is the average height of a 7-8 year old...

  7. Museo Pambata Video

    Museo Pambata Video


    by Mark Walhimer on February 07, 2010

    My video of thoughts about Museo Pambata, Manila, Philippines. More photos at http://museumplanner.org/?p=313