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?
Once users have tried an exhibit, how can we encourage deeper exploration? A fundamental kind of content made available by the Guidebook provides users with information about how to make the most of the interactive exhibits: Exhibit experts can share their expertise so that users can discover the possibilities offered by the exhibit, and gain insight into the phenomena behind them.

< Exhibit developer Charles Sowers made these fascinating patterns at the Spinning Blackboard exhibit; underneath each image, users can find videos of the patterns being created and tips on how to make them.
^ Like a musical instrument, the "Humming Plates" exhibit can be difficult to use. So users can also try out different techniques for "playing" the exhibit-and then share what they've found.
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