News/July 2017

We’re looking for people to test early prototypes for our upcoming project which looks at the way museums interact with their visitors.

The project, which is currently in development, is part of a three-year European project focusing on the way the public can experience and enjoy exhibitions in new ways.

Blast Theory and The Mixed Reality Lab from the University of Nottingham, are running a series of tests at Brighton Museum to help us with the development of the project.

We will be running five different tests over three days which involve making or receiving a ‘gift’, or recommendation, of what to see in the museum’s collection.

 

Testing Details

Test1: One To One Test – People Who Know Each Other

Tuesday 25th July 10am to 1pm

For this test we are looking for people to come in a pair with someone they know fairly well – a close friend, family member or a close work colleague.

 

Test 2: Group Test – People Who Know Each Other

Tuesday 25th July 2pm to 5pm

For this test we need people to come in a group of at least four people who know each other fairly well. You might be close friends, family members, or close work colleagues. You can be a group larger than four but it must be an even number.

 

Test 3: Remote Test – For People Who Know Each Other

Wednesday 26th July 10am – 1pm

For this test we are looking for people to come along as a pair who are happy to do a test as if they were at home, looking through the museum’s collection online with a person in mind that you would like to make a museum experience for. This test will take place in the museum and we need people to be close friends, family or close work colleagues.

 

Test 4: One To One Stranger Test – People Who Don’t Know Each Other

Thursday 27th July 10am – 1pm

For this test we are looking for individuals who would like to make a gift for someone they don’t know at all. You could be anyone who is curious, who loves Brighton Museum, or testing, or Blast Theory or Nottingham University or none of these things.

 

Test 5: One To One Stranger Group Test – People Who Don’t Know Each Other

Thursday 27th July 2pm – 5pm

For this test we need people who are happy to take part in a group with people you’ve not met before.  You could be anyone who is curious, who loves Brighton Museum or testing or Blast Theory or Nottingham University or none of these things, but ideally you are someone who likes groups.

All tests will take place at Brighton Museum.

 

How To Sign Up

Take a look at the five different tests above and if you are interested in taking part, or would like more information, please contact Ju Row Farr on 01273 413455 or email [email protected]

We will need to know which session/s you would like to take part in, as well as your name and contact phone number and if you are happy to use your own phone in the test.

 

On The Day You Will Need To Bring:

Yourself and your pair or group (if applicable)

A fully charged phone that you are happy to use for the test, if you have one (please bring your charger to get some extra battery if you need to) or let us know in advance if you would like to use one of our phones.

 

We look forward to meeting you next week!

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  1. Cireena Simcox
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    Became semi-involved in the Museum through our Heritage partnership – always happy to be involved…especially if I learn things that could be adapted for us at the Regency Town House.

    Can’t find a ‘good’ friend who is free then, so I’d like to put my hand up for Test No. 5 – but if there’s room on 4 would be delighted to have a go at that too.
    cireena s.

    • Lauren
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      Thank you Cireena! Please email [email protected] with your name and preferred contact and we will be in touch with the details.