Experiments in emerging technologies and visitor experience – The Science Museum Group Digital Lab

Lightning Talk
Dave Patten, Science Museum, UK

This talk will explain why and how the the Science Museum group set up a Digital Lab, how the Digital Lab operates and show off some of the initial projects developed by the Lab – including the VR interpretation of the the Handley Page Gugnuntrac aircraft which forms the centre piece of the new Mathematics: The Winton Gallery at the Science Museum in London.
The Science Museum Group Digital Lab explores how museums can fulfil their missions in the digital age.

Operating at the intersection of design, technology and content, the Digital Lab explores the new forms of audience experience that are enabled through emerging digital technologies.

The digital Lab is informed by over 30 years on innovative practice at the Science Museum, London including nearly 20 years of research on digital projects carried out by the museum's audience research department.