“Muse your museum life” — How I Met JiaJia Fei

February 14, 2020 / 0 comments

“My Muse of Museum Life” — How I Met JiaJia Fei https://medium.com/media/543c2d8e25ef1a1b19eff7d8b023ed09/href The following is an interview with JiaJia Fei, Director of Digital at the Jewish Museum, New York City. I met JiaJia on March 14th. But before that, I met her through social media. Every photo she posted was a reflection of her perspective on art, space, and…

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Interview with Douglas Hegley

February 14, 2020 / 0 comments

Chief Digital Officer at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) By Gloriana Amador Agüero Douglas Hegley. Source: HMG Strategy Back in1915, in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) opened its doors to inspire the community through art and creativity. With more than 89,000 objects, visitors have enjoyed art from diverse cultures displayed in…

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Importance of Highlighting Digital Engagement for the Audience in Digital Strategies

February 14, 2020 / 0 comments

Caroline Baer Introduction Cooper Hewitt With digital strategies becoming more and more prominent as part of museum planning, it is important to consider all that can be involved with them. The behind-the-scenes work in the museum is vital to its running. The data collection, digitization, increase of social media, and updated and easy-to-run websites are…

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A Conversation with Rosanna Flouty

February 14, 2020 / 0 comments

Rosanna Flouty (image from NYU faculty page) I had the privilege of speaking with Rosanna Flouty, museum studies professor at NYU and museum professional, at her office in Greenwich Village. Rosanna’s work has brought her to museums like the Guggenheim, the ICA Boston, the Whitney, and the Broad. Oftentimes, she has positioned herself at the forefront…

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Digital Partnerships: Reflections on a Conversation w.

February 14, 2020 / 0 comments

Digital Partnerships: Reflections on a Conversation w. Cuseum (Image c/o Boston Business Journal) Last Wednesday Pratt Emerging Museum Professionals (also known as PEMP, a student affiliate group of the National Emerging Museum Professional Network) hosted a talk with Dan Sullivan, Head of Growth Partnership for Cuseum. Cuseum is a company that partners with museums and cultural institutions…

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“Seeing Through Photographs” — Evaluation of MoMA’s online course

February 13, 2020 / 0 comments

“Seeing Through Photographs” — Evaluation of MoMA’s online course written by Gloriana Amador and Marta Mikłaszewicz This post is a summary of the research project conducted at Pratt Institute in the spring semester of 2019 as part of the INFO 685 course: Digital Analytics: Web, Mobile and Social Media in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art. The Museum…

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“Build the data and they will come” Thinking Digitally in MoMA’s Archives

February 13, 2020 / 0 comments

© Timothy Hursley via moma.org Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Jonathan Lill, an archivist at MoMA who is working at the forefront of Linked Data projects in the museum world. We spoke about his journey into the world of archives, particularly the digital practices and strategies that enhance and enrich data in…

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SEO Audit — 5 national museums in Central Europe: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary

February 13, 2020 / 0 comments

SEO Audit — 5 national museums in Central Europe: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary In March 2019, I performed SEO audit of the websites of 5 national museums based in Central Europe: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. In my analysis, I looked into 5 categories: Search, HTML, Architecture, Content and Social Media. In this blog post,…

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Digital Strategy at The Cooper Hewitt

February 13, 2020 / 0 comments

Cooper Hewitt Logo Since its establishment, the Cooper Hewitt has been committed to educate, inspires and empowers people through design by bringing innovation and successful museum digital strategies. To understand more how the museum approaches its digital strategies, I had the opportunity and pleasure to interview Carolyn Royston, Chief Experience Officer at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum….

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Interview with Old Stone House Executive Director Kimberly Maier

February 13, 2020 / 0 comments

Executive Director Kimberly Maier, Photo from Kimberly Maier When thinking of the Old Stone House, digital is likely not the first thing that comes to mind. Important in many eras of Brooklyn and American history, the building was a focal point in the Battle of Brooklyn, it was the original clubhouse of the Brooklyn Dodgers and…

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The Evacuated People: A visual description of WWII relocation and its effects on West Coast Japanese populations

December 17, 2019 / 0 comments

BACKGROUND On February 19, 1942, President FDR signed Executive Order 9066, which authorized the removal of civilians from designated “military exclusion zones” spanning much of Washington, Oregon, California, and Arizona. This consequently resulted in ten concentration camp locations dispersed throughout the United States. These camps were run by the War Relocation Authority and concentrated Japanese……

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School of Visual Arts(SVA) Library Website – Evaluation Story

December 16, 2019 / 0 comments

About the Project The School of Visual Arts Library is a major resource for art and design study, developed over the course of 60 years to foster the college’s intellectual and creative life. Its rich print and digital collections directly support SVA’s undergraduate and graduate curricula, and provide inspiration, establish context and widen perspectives. Library…

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NYC Restaurant Grades and Income

December 15, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction: NYC is home to thousands of restaurants across various cuisine types. Personally, I’m a very big fan of dining out at restaurants and trying new cuisines. In a previous lab, I created a map that attempted to examine the relationship between NYC restaurant grades by estimated annual household income, which I thought was incredibly interesting.……

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Evaluation Story: Audio Tours at the Jewish Museum

December 15, 2019 / 0 comments

The Jewish Museum launched a mobile-optimized audio tours website in July 2019, hoping that it would be a tool to “illuminate works of art from the Museum’s collection, highlight a range of perspectives, and provide an engaging experience for visitors of all backgrounds.” In order to get an understanding of how users were using the…

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A Breakdown of Diversity of Producers & Directors in the US

December 15, 2019 / 0 comments

Producers and directors make up an integral part of the workforce in the motion picture industry. With the call for more inclusivity of gender and race in the film industry, I wanted to take a look at the top people in the motion picture industry—producers and directors. The post A Breakdown of Diversity of Producers…

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Evaluation Story: Testing Engagement for the Innocence Project

December 15, 2019 / 0 comments

In fall 2019, as part of our final project for Usability Theory and Practice, I and three others carried out user testing for the Innocence Project, a nonprofit which seeks to free wrongly convicted criminals through DNA testing and advance criminal justice reform. Our evaluation used in-person user testing, resulting in a detailed report and…

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Usability Study: Cooper Hewitt Website

December 15, 2019 / 0 comments

ABOUT THE PROJECT Cooper Hewitt is America’s design museum. Inclusive, innovative, and experimental, the Smithsonian museum’s dynamic exhibitions, education programs, master’s program, publications and online resources inspire, educate and empower people through design. Cooper Hewitt is embarking on a website redesign but wants to learn more about how their users use the website. The goal…

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Cooper Hewitt User Testing Evaluation

December 15, 2019 / 0 comments

The FINAL REPORT The PRESENTATION THE CASE STUDY

The Body Count

December 15, 2019 / 0 comments

Link to Visualizations Introduction A drone strike is an attack by one or more unmanned combat aerial vehicles, or weaponized commercial unmanned aerial vehicles. Since the turn of the century, most drone strikes have been carried out by the US military in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, and Yemen using air-to-surface missiles. According to James Rogers, an academic who……

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Understand the cause and effect of poverty in New York City

December 15, 2019 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION As a person living in New York, we often see homeless people on the street, subway, or anywhere that is comfortable to sleep. Meanwhile, protests about minimum wage can often be seen on the street and so many government projects housing exist in the city. Yet about 1.7 million New Yorkers still lived below……

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