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Collaborate collectively


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Collaborate collectively

  1. 1. collaborate creatively Kevin Walker London Knowledge Lab /  exhibit research UKMW10 • 26 Nov 2010
  2. 2. about me <ul><ul><li>Senior Software Designer, American Museum of Natural History 1996 - 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freelance exhibit design & consulting 2000 - present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Researcher, London Knowledge Lab 2004 - 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PhD, Education (IoE London 2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masters, Interactive Telecommunications (NYU 1995) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BA Honors, Anthropology/media studies (Berkeley 1992) </li></ul></ul>[email_address]
  3. 3. 100 Objects <ul><ul><li>1 vision, 2 partners, multiple media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency / branding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High production value </li></ul></ul><ul><li>         </li></ul><ul><li>     (My role: none) </li></ul>[email_address]
  4. 4. My Ashmolean <ul><ul><li>1 medium, 3 partners, many perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency / branding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High production value </li></ul></ul><ul><li>     (My role: none) </li></ul>[email_address]
  5. 5. trails at Kew Gardens <ul><ul><li>1 vision, 3 partners, 4 schools, 20 trails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education-led, not technology-led </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial partner = quality & consistency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>     (My role: researcher) </li></ul>[email_address]
  6. 6. trails at Centre Pompidou <ul><ul><li>1 interface, 4 partners,  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>         many phones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amateur -led = in-built quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for any visitor phone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>     (My role: developer) </li></ul>[email_address]
  7. 7. trails at the Foundling Museum <ul><ul><li>1 trail, 3 students, 4 partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education-led </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low budget, high engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>     (My role: researcher/facilitator) </li></ul>[email_address]
  8. 8. summary collaborations around collections <ul><li>Approaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100 Objects: 1 voice, many objects, many stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Ashmolean: Many voices, many objects, many stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trails: 1 voice, 1 story, a few objects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elements of successful collaborations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 vision = consistency of branding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial partner = quality of tech/design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education-led not technology-led </li></ul></ul>[email_address]