Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

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Science Museum core website


Conference: 
MW2008
Institution: 
Science Museum (part of NMSI)
Designer: 
Information Architecture - in-house; Visitor Research - in-house; Visual Design - ICO Design; Site Build - Eduserv Internet
Why: 

The site was restructured, redesigned and rebuilt around user-centered design principles, with navigation and structure based around audiences and their needs on a page-by-page basis, so that the full range of the museum's activities could be exposed to users in a relevant and contextual manner. Additionally a hierarchically-tiered design framework was adopted so that different areas of the site could adopt a highly individual design appropriate to audience and purpose, while remaining within a consistent overall framework (eg http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/onlinestuff/snot/do_rabbits_fart.aspx).

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Year: 
2008