The Innovation Lab 20 November 2015

The Innovation Lab 20 November 2015

Do you want to enhance the visitor experience of your museum, library or heritage site? Are you interested in how technology can help?


This Innovation Lab gives you the skills to think big and turn your ideas into small, practical steps. You will get an introduction to wearables, Internet of Things and Big Data. You will also learn how to exploit the power of these technologies to create unique experiences that are integrated with your collections and existing offer. You can apply these skills to plan for an upcoming exhibition or event. This day will also help you understand how your organisation can benefit from using technology with a clear business case.


Participant profile:

The lab is suitable for culture and heritage professionals including curators, educators, producers, heads of marketing and communication, heads of digital and independent professionals. No prior experience of working with digital tools is required. A discount is available for group bookings form a single organisation.


This workshop will cover:

- Introduction to wearable devices, Internet of Things and Big Data

- Case studies of innovative use of these technologies from different sectors

- Principles of user centred design and rapid prototyping techniques


What you will achieve:

- Learn how new technologies can enhance your visitor experience

- Understand how to develop experiences for users with different needs

- Practise different prototyping techniques to develop ideas for your organisation


The fee for this one day Innovation Lab is € 199,-  Coffee, tea and lunch will be provided.

if you book multiple tickets at once, you will receive a 10% discount for your second ticket and a 15% discount for every ticket after that. So make sure to tell your colleagues about the event.


What participants from the previous Innovation Lab at Museon, The Hague said:

'Nice work, really interactive.'

'Liked it very much. Would definitely recommend it to curators!'

'Thanks you for the inspiring day. I now have a broader view about museums/technology.'


About your facilitators

This lab is run with Acuity Design, Digital Identities and meSch project.


Abhay Adhikari (PhD)  @gopaldas

Abhay works globally with private and public sector organisations to develop digital engagement programmes and innovation projects. He also runs the Digital Identity workshop series that have run in 10 countries. These sessions have also been commissioned by organisations such as The Guardian (UK), Nordiska Museet (Sweden) and Museum de Lakenhal (The Netherlands). Abhay also has a research background in Biofeedback Gaming (University of York). He speaks on digital culture at events such as TEDx and Shift Happens.


Alastair Somerville | @Acuity_Design

is a specialist in sensory cognition and accessible information. He works with all sizes of museum to create inclusive physical and digital interpretations. This includes Imperial War Museum, Natural History Museum and the National Trust. In the past 2 years he has been invited to speak at SxSW about the future of user experience design. He regularly speaks about wearable and inclusive design at conferences in Europe and the United States.


Merel van der Vaart  | @MerelVaart

Merel is a PhD Candidate at the University of Amsterdam and the Allard Pierson Museum. Her research is part of the meSch project and focuses on the way digital technology can be used to help visitors engage with museum collections. She previously worked at the Science Museum (UK) as Associate Curator of Public History. In this role she was responsible for collection-based co-creative projects both online and on-site.


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