StoryHabitat was founded by museum media developer Brad Larson with a goal of increasing visitors' communication about the exhibit topic. Research in visitor learning has suggested that the more visitors verbalize their connection to exhibit topics, the more likely learning is happening (Falk, Dierking, Borun, and others).
StoryKiosk, the central exhibit component for gathering stories, has been installed in museums around the country and world, including the American Museum of Natural History, Boston Children's Museum, California Science Center, Museum of Durham History, American Visionary Art Museum, The Mercer Museum, and many other history, science, and children's museums.
Questions museums ask visitors using the cloud-based review system include:
- "What is something you collect? Tell us about your collection..." (American Museum of Natural History")
- "What exhibit did you enjoy most from the last nine years?" (Museum of Durham History)
- "Did any of your family work in the mills here in Winooski? What memorable story can you tell?" (Winooski Mill Museum)
- "What is your family doing to conserve water?" (California Science Center)
- "Record a puppet show on the topic: What's for Breakfast?" (Louisiana Children's Museum)
For more information on how your institution might incorporate visitors' stories, feel free to schedule a demo below, or contact us on our Contact Page.
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