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  • 1. collaborate creatively Kevin Walker London Knowledge Lab / exhibit research UKMW10 26 Nov 2010

2. about me

    • Senior Software Designer, American Museum of Natural History1996 - 2000
    • Freelance exhibit design & consulting 2000 - present
    • Researcher, London Knowledge Lab 2004 - 2010
    • PhD, Education (IoE London 2010)
    • Masters, Interactive Telecommunications (NYU 1995)
    • BA Honors, Anthropology/media studies (Berkeley 1992)

[email_address] 3. 100 Objects

    • 1 vision, 2 partners, multiple media
    • Consistency / branding
    • High production value
  • (My role: none)

[email_address] 4. My Ashmolean

    • 1 medium, 3 partners, many perspectives
    • Consistency / branding
    • High production value
  • (My role: none)

[email_address] 5. trails at Kew Gardens

    • 1 vision, 3 partners, 4 schools, 20 trails
    • Education-led, not technology-led
    • Commercial partner = quality & consistency
  • (My role: researcher)

[email_address] 6. trails at Centre Pompidou

    • 1 interface, 4 partners,
  • many phones
    • Amateur -led = in-built quality
    • Support for any visitor phone
  • (My role: developer)

[email_address] 7. trails at the Foundling Museum

    • 1 trail, 3 students, 4 partners
    • Education-led
    • Low budget, high engagement
  • (My role: researcher/facilitator)

[email_address] 8. summary collaborations around collections

  • Approaches
    • 100 Objects: 1 voice, many objects, many stories
    • My Ashmolean: Many voices, many objects, many stories
    • Trails: 1 voice, 1 story, a few objects
  • Elements of successful collaborations
    • 1 vision = consistency of branding
    • Commercial partner = quality of tech/design
    • Education-led not technology-led

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