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The Magic Box, Dimitris Protopsaltou

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The Magic Box, Dimitris Protopsaltou

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The Magic Box, Dimitris Protopsaltou

  1. 1. The Magic Boxes by Ioannis Trohopoulos & Dimitris Protopsaltou Veria Central Public Library, Greece http://www.libver.gr The Magic Boxes, Veria Central Public Library
  2. 2. Overview • Objectives – Why we did it? – The concept • Design – How we did it? • The experience – The current situation – Events & activities • Evaluation – What is the impact – How do we improve it • Future – What’s next? http://www.libver.gr The Magic Boxes, Veria Central Public Library
  3. 3. Objectives • A children-centric environment – Open and accessible to all – Aesthetically children-friendly – Provides the means to express creativity and curiosity The concept • “Magic” • “Box” – Brings the emotional and – Is a determined space, pleasurable aspects of that invites people: experiencing creativity – to open it – Fun – to touch it – Wonder – or discourages them to – Excitement come in contact with its contents. http://www.libver.gr The Magic Boxes, Veria Central Public Library
  4. 4. The Children area before http://www.libver.gr The Magic Boxes, Veria Central Public Library
  5. 5. The design http://www.libver.gr The Magic Boxes, Veria Central Public Library
  6. 6. Design recommendations • Colours and materials that engage emotionally • Distin ct and im in creativity construct pressive ions – Differ entiate ch from the ildren's a rest of th re a e library se • Flexible and multi-purpo tions and truc – furniture, cons paces – interacti ve technology s ed • Co ntinuously alter http://www.libver.gr The Magic Boxes, Veria Central Public Library
  7. 7. http://www.libver.gr The Magic Boxes, Veria Central Public Library
  8. 8. the Magic Boxes experience http://www.libver.gr The Magic Boxes, Veria Central Public Library
  9. 9. http://www.libver.gr The Magic Boxes, Veria Central Public Library
  10. 10. Evaluation • Define performance indicators – Measure activities • On continuous beta – Monitor visitors & users version – Number of participating • Study usability issues volunteers • Listen to the user: – Measure dissemination – Define intuitive feedback mechanisms • The impact – Approx. 20 activities per month – All elementary and primary schools of Veria, approx. 5,000 students http://www.libver.gr The Magic Boxes, Veria Central Public Library
  11. 11. The official opening • The Magic Boxes has officially opened – on April 26, 2009 • By his Excellency the President of the Hellenic Democracy Dr.Karolos Papoulias http://www.libver.gr The Magic Boxes, Veria Central Public Library
  12. 12. The future • Support continuing • Ultimately, the entire renewal of activities library building • Personalisation – will be transformed into a big box • User-based innovation – A user-centric environment – Enforce volunteers • that addresses – Listen to the children personalised needs • Ubiquitous technology • Interactive, thematic presentations • Check our activities: – the “box” with novels – On flickr: – the “box” with biographies – http://www.flickr.com/libver – the “box” with – On our site: – the “box” with general knowledge books – http://www.libver.gr/ http://www.libver.gr The Magic Boxes, Veria Central Public Library
  13. 13. The library – where we are http://www.libver.gr The Magic Boxes, Veria Central Public Library
  14. 14. Thank you Questions? http://www.libver.gr The Magic Boxes, Veria Central Public Library

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