Artifact Interactive Collaborates with Sixth Graders at The Museum School to Redesign Next-gen Museum Experience

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Artifact Interactive in collaboration with The Museum School will guide forty sixth-grade students this week through a series of design workshops aimed at helping them learn design thinking and iterative design. The students will work in teams to reimagine Artifact Interactive’s new museum experience, all the way through developing and testing paper prototypes.

Artifact Interactive (AI) Director of Software Development, Ben King collaborates with sixth-graders from The Museum School on a paper prototype concept for AI's next-gen interactive museum experience

"We set out to design an experience that would inspire children like these. There’s no better way to achieve that goal than to have them help us design it,” shares Artifact Interactive Founder, Ken Vale.

Artifact Interactive’s award-winning design team will collaborate with forty sixth-grade students at The Museum School to reimagine their next generation interactive museum exhibit, “Stories in the Sky”. The exhibit, recently exhibited in a field trial at the Fernbank Natural History Museum, explores the science and mythology of constellations.

Students will participate in design workshops held in The Museum School of Avondale Estates’ STEM lab, headed up by Ms. Dawn McGowan. Students will be introduced to the core concepts of design thinking and maker culture. Working design and development professionals from Artifact Interactive will guide students through the initial phases of product design including; customer research, workflow, user experience (UX) design, prototyping and user testing.

“We are so thrilled to be working with The Museum School and their amazing students. These students have grown up attending museums and interacting with technology. We set out to design an experience that would inspire children just like them. There’s no better way to achieve that goal than to have them help us design it,” shares Artifact Interactive Founder, Ken Vale.

Artifact intends to incorporate student feedback and designs in a major system update anticipated for late spring release. At that time, they will host an exclusive launch party for The Museum School students, their friends, and families prior to unveiling the enhanced experience to the public.

For additional information on this project contact Keirsten Alexander or visit storiesinthesky.org.

About Stories in the Sky

Stories in the Sky is a prototype interactive experience built to engage kids and inspire them to learn more about the science and mythology of constellations. With a futuristic one-of-a-kind platform, beautiful illustrations and animation, it is a key component of a larger program that unites museums, schools, and communities through collaborative design and citizen-science programs. http://storiesinthesky.org

About Artifact Interactive

Artifact Interactive (AI) is a newly formed offshoot of Artifact Design, the acclaimed Atlanta-based motion design company that specializes in high-end television commercials and network identities. AI leverages award-winning design skills to deliver interactive educational experiences that connect schools with local museums and their communities.

About The Museum School of Avondale Estates

The Museum School of Avondale Estates was begun by the Avondale Education Association with a goal of creating an innovative public school for grades K-8 built on academic achievement and strong community involvement. The museum concept is a proven school model that provides project-based learning through partnerships with museums and other community organizations. Students learn collaboratively by engaging in real-world projects and mentorships with these experts. http://themuseumschool.org

Contact:
Keirsten Alexander
Artifact Interactive
404-888-0061
keirsten(at)artifactdesign(dot)com
http://storiesinthesky.org

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