THE EVALUATION & PROTOTYPING SECTION IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. CHECK BACK SOON. Like washing their hands and flossing their teeth, everyone says they do it, but … the best laid plans for prototyping and evaluation are often abandoned. We’ll convince you why trying things out and listening to your visitors will change the way you think about and design […]
Listen to your families. Evaluation is the only way to ensure you’re giving families what they want and producing the most successful product you can.
Designed for museum educators and informal science education professionals without formal training in evaluation, this guide explains team-based inquiry (TBI) and how it can be used as a tool for developing or improving educational experiences in museums such as programs and exhibits. TBI consists of a continuous cycle with four main phases: question, investigate, reflect, […]
Sue Allen discusses how the diversity of experiences at the Exploratorium gave her an opportunity to “make comparisons among the kinds of learning experiences visitors have with different types of exhibit elements.” Allen also includes her advice on various methods of data gathering and analysis for exhibit evaluators.
Minda Borun explains the evaluation process from designing a study and collecting and analyzing data, to writing the report. A professional evaluator is important to have on hand for the whole evaluation process, especially for designing the study and for data analysis. Borun explains the different types of evaluation including front-end, formative, remedial, and summative. […]
So you’ve decided you want to conduct a visitor survey. Now what? It all depends on what kind of information you want to collect.