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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Overcoming Barriers to Adopting a Mobile or Tablet App

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iphone
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iTouch
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mobile phones
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collection
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iPad
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android
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Apps for museums are here to stay. But for many institutions, there are still questions about when and how to get started. Join us as we discuss how adopting an iPad kiosk or mobile app is easier than you may think. You'll also learn tips for creating Social Engagement, Walking Tours, Scavenger Hunts, Accessibility Features and more.

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Exhibitor Briefing - discuss your product. Confirmed Exhibitors only
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Explorer - Mobile Navigation and Interpretation at the American Museum of Natural History

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wayfinding
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explorer
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navigation
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application
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iphone
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iTouch
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mobile phones
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collection
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digital mobile museum tour
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location awareness
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This paper advocates a visitor-centric approach to designing a solution for navigation and interpretation.  The American Museum of Natural History iPhone application Explorer combines state of the art location awareness, interpretation, and social networking to deliver an enhanced visitor experience both onsite and online.  AMNH had three objectives with this project: to facilitate vi

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Paper - in formal session