AQUARIUM EXPERIENCE STUDY: FORMATIVE


CLIENT

Shedd Aquarium

YEAR

2014


ABOUT

Shedd Aquarium conducted a baseline study aimed at investigating engagement. Engagement broadly includes conversational interactions, group dynamics, use of interpretive elements, and types on interactions at different exhibits throughout Shedd. This phase explored the ways in which engagement at exhibits could begin to categorize Shedd exhibits by the behaviors, conversations, and interactions elicited at each of the exhibits observed.

MY ROLE

I was lead author on the final report and was one of two researchers that designed protocols and collected data.


IMMERSIVE ELEMENTS GRAPHIC

Immersion plays an important role in visitors experiences, so it is important to understand the design elements that afford it. 

Immersion plays an important role in visitors experiences, so it is important to understand the design elements that afford it.