Electronic Guidebook Research Project
Who was the Guidebook designed for?
How does the Guidebook system operate?
User Interface
How do people use the Guidebook?
About the Exhibits
Suggested Activities
A Range of Content Options
Tips and Tools
Take a Picture
After the Visit
Users Share Ideas
Real-World Connections
Related Natural Phenomena
Ideas for Teachers
Related Exhibits
Related Resources
Exhibit History
Behind the Scenes
  How did we test the Guidebook’s use and effectiveness?  
More Studies
How did Explainers respond to Wi-Fi–enabled handhelds?
Understanding that different people would be interested in different kinds of content, we developed a range of activities for users to engage in. We let the exhibits themselves inspire the kinds of content found in each exhibit section rather than forcing the types of content into consistent categories. We also wanted to test many different varieties of content to discover the kinds of information most compatible with this media. As a result, not all of the exhibit sections offered explanations, developmental histories, teaching exercises, and so forth; instead, each one offered the most appropriate content for that exhibit.
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