Week 1 began and I got to meet the team along with learning what project we will be working on, which is creating an AR experience for the Paleo exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota. I am excited to see what we will create by the end of the summer.
We have started reading articles to get a better background in Augmented Reality and how certain museums have incorporated AR into their exhibits. For the museum articles, each intern read two different articles to later share a brief summary and what we learned from the articles that could be applied to our project. From one of the museum articles, it was discovered that although 66% of people said they would download an AR app, only 20% had actually downloaded a museum app before. I also learned that it’s important to understand what museum visiting behavior visitors have to better provide an experience that is favorable. What myself and the rest of the team had learned about AR in museums will be an influential factor in determining what type of AR experience we will create as we dive deeper into the project in the following weeks.