Weeknotes: 25.2016 – visitor journey mapping with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a future outside the EU
Well. We’re reeling a bit at FGW from the results of the referendum. The cultural sector is an international sector – we work, play, discuss – always with passion – and learn across many national boundaries. FGW has worked across Europe from the very beginning. So this is a difficult moment. But we remain committed to our community and to continuing to work internationally. Hopefully there is cause for optimism somewhere.
Meanwhile, we do have some good news about a new project to cheer us up. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be working with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston on a visitor journey mapping project that will support the Museum as it rethinks the visitor experience. Laura will be heading to Boston in early July to start the project with a series of visitor interviews conducted in collaboration with museum staff.
Last week was quiet. Lindsey was on holiday, Laura was taking a bit of a break to spend time with family (although still squeezing a bit of work in), Alyson and I were holding the fort in London, working full tilt on National Gallery, Science Museum and SS Great Britain, in the main.
We do still have a few links to share though:
- Why content design matters at Co-op: “the average reading age in the UK is 9 years old” https://digital.blogs.coop/2016/06/13/why-content-design-matters-at-co-op/
- For Women in Tech, Ageism is Getting Old https://www.thoughtworks.com/insights/blog/women-tech-ageism-getting-old
- We Are Museums have posted a Storify and slides from the conference
- Sigur Ros x Tate in this interactive video http://www.tate.org.uk/statesofmatter
- Life in the People’s Republic of WeChat – a great insight into China’s digital life http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-09/life-in-the-people-s-republic-of-wechat
- Last two links via Imperica’s consistently excellent and entertaining Web Curios newsletter http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1e42d2d6d7cc67aa9777b3483&id=ab4e86e5f4&e=6b66feab83