Glenda Smith, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House (MoAD). Darran Edmundson, EDM Studio
This short talk will provide insight into the development of MoAD's touchscreen-based replacement to a more traditional paper-based "student worksheet" approach to museum learning. Facilitated by RFID technology, student teams self-navigate amongst MoAD's 50+ touch-screens, undertaking custom activities that purposefully engage them with the museum's physical artifacts, images and stories. The MoAD team will discuss the rationale and trade-offs behind key decisions, and provide general lessons on successfully managing a complex museum software project.