Fostering engagement and reflection in museums through a social-
Orit Shaer 1, Jim Olson 2, MaCherie Edwards 1, Consuelo Valdes 1
1 Wellesley College, 2 Davis Museum and Cultural Center
• 53 participants
• Comparative study
“I liked the interactive
aspect and how it made
me consider details I
didn’t notice before…”
“It [the application]
defiantly helped me to
form my own opinion
about a piece, which I
normally don’t go out of
my way to do”
with each piece
“it made me look longer and think
about things I wouldn’t have
A special thanks to:
Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director of
the Davis Museum.
The following Wellesley College students:
Lia Napolitano, Michelle Ferreirae, Heidi Wang, Taili
Feng, and all of our study participants.
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