Aaron Cope, Senior Engineer, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Aaron Cope is part of the team reinventing the collections website for the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Aaron talked with us about digital museum objects and what the future of online collections might look like. The Copper-Hewitt’s Manhattan building is currently closed for renovation (set to reopen in 2014). While physical access to the…

Ranti Junus, Systems Librarian, Michigan State University

We spoke with Ranti about museum website usability. What would be your top three reasons for improving access to museum audiences? Improving accessibility provides an equal opportunity to all users, increases diversity and if funding for the website comes from a government grant, it is a legal requirement. What technical and philosophical challenges need to…

Paul Marty, Associate Professor, Florida State University

Paul Marty is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University. He has researched and written extensively on museum informatics, website usability and how people use information. He was also the Director of Information Technology at the Spurlock Museum in…

Bart Marable, Owner and Designer, Terra Incognita

Bart Marable is an interactive designer that works independently with a variety of teams. He is currently the owner of his own company, Terra Incognita. For years he has been working with interactives since his years as a student. Intending to teach, he actually ended up becoming an interactive designer and pursued his creative outlet….