Spencer Museum of Art Mobile App

App Crit
Ryan Waggoner, Spencer Museum of Art, USA, Robert Hickerson, Spencer Museum of Art, USA, Jennifer Talbott, Spencer Museum of Art, USA, Kristina Walker, Spencer Museum of Art, USA

Over the past two years, the Spencer Museum of Art has embarked on several technology projects aimed at providing its audiences more robust and multi-faceted interpretations of its collection. The end goal was to create a unified, nimble, and adaptive mobile platform that would allow the Museum to share interpretive content with visitors. With the mobile app and iBeacon technology, the Museum enhanced the gallery experience for visitors by increasing the accessibility of existing content, such as short videos and podcasts that feature perspectives ranging from eighth-grade students to accomplished art historians. The resulting product, available on iOS and Android, has allowed the Museum to respond more directly to the needs of its audiences, engage a wider range of visitors, and offer an enhanced museum experience.

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