What could be more compelling than asking visitors to tell stories of their relationships with their own dogs? When I was first approached by California Science Center about providing a Storykiosk for their traveling exhibit, I knew it would be a hit. And looking at the review server for the installation, I see hundreds of heartfelt stories confirming this…

I had the pleasure of visiting the installation a couple weeks ago at its current venue, Museum of Science, Boston. It was a school vacation week, and was it busy! Visitors flowed throughout the exhibit with a variety of engaging dog related activities. The exhibit also incorporates a Storykiosk and a separate playback station, with attractive design and project development/management by Unified Field.

We asked visitors a variety of questions related to their four-legged friends:

  • How did you know your dog was the one for you?
  • What’s special about your relationship with your dog?
  • Tell us about a challenge you and your dog faced.
  • How has your relationship changed as your dog grows older?
  • What’s your favorite memory with your dog?
exhibit station

My son recorded a story about our beloved Daisy, who passed away a couple years ago now. It was sweet and a little sad too, and I appreciated the moment together to reflect on our emotional connections in the context of a science museum exhibit. I look forward to watching the new stories roll in as the exhibit makes its way around the country…

(reblogged from our Techmuse Blog at parent company Brad Larson Media)