Project: Bristol Museums

This project will test a museum multitool app that makes family and group visits to Bristol museums more fun and playful. The app will promote group interaction directly with the museum, its displays and hidden treasures. The focus is on improving visitor experience in museums and galleries and many of these cite engagement with families as a key goal. New location aware digital technologies such as iBeacons can be used to explore, improve and promote more effective visitor engagement and to encourage higher levels of intergenerational or group activity and learning.

Technology Partner
Aardman Animations
Research Partner
University of Bristol
Museums Education & learning Mobile & location
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Research Report Insights

Project Name

Bristol Museums


Decision Points

Technical accessibility review – The Hidden Museum App

Early on in our production we discussed levels of accessibility required for this app. As a company, Aardman feel very connected to accessible digital products – we have created some…

General insights

Alex and Fay test the app

Decision Points

Creating characters for our Hidden Museum app

We’ve been beavering away creating characters for our app. Creating a style for this exercised our grey matter somewhat! We needed to create a look which complimented the very clean visual style that our…

General insights

Testing the stories/tour – Kids in Museums User Testing Day

At it’s core, our Hidden Museum app takes users on a tour around the Bristol Museum, guiding them to places in the museum they might not ordinarily go, and revealing hidden…

General insights

Working in an agile manner