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Don’t show me! The importance of expectation ahead of a visit to the Design Museum

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Fig.1. Paralympic Racing Wheelchair

Either a clever move or circumstance but I have visited a number of galleries and museums recently with a view to return with that most reluctant of visitor – the teensger. Armed with bumph and photos I thought having spoken to my son about it that he would want to see some of it before going. It wasn’t that he was dismissive, it was more a case that he didn’t want me ro spoil it.

He has a point. In a learning context Gagne would say that the impact of the first encounter or impressions are important. We got around in an hour – last week it took me two. At times some arms physically emerging from the walls to pull him in would have helped – the looped audio commentary on headsets by exhibits, some with others without video worked well. All that was missing would have been dome opportunities to run, lesp, jump etc: againat a stop-watch or tape measure.

What if, like Ikea the journey around the musuem was all oneway so that you had to pass everything? What if using a visor and augmented reality you could peg items againsta familisr walk through your house – to exploit memory techniques.

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