Joi Podgorny wrote a
Masters Thesis on "Studying Visitor Engagement in Virtual Reality
Based Children's Science Museum Exhibits" (PDF) in 2003-4.
"We were interested in evaluating the exhibits we created, yet due
to our time constraints, large scale formal evaluations were not
possible. We were able to perform a study of our SDSS themed exhibits
showed in conjunction with other 3D models at SciTech, a children's
museum in Aurora, IL."
Short descriptions of the three main types of evaluations performed on museum exhibits.
Outline for the study that was performed involving our SDSS exhibits from above.
Questions used in interviews given after audiences from studiy watched various VR exhibit, including the SDSS exhibits above.
Skeletal outline of results found from study. Full results detailed in thesis in Publications/Presentations section below.
References that are useful in investigating exhibit evaluations in general and virtual reality evaluation, specifically.
Raw transcripts of observations taken while visitors, mostly children,
were watching GeoWall exhibits at SciTech. These were not just for our
exhibits, but other exhibits already installed there.