MW17: Bluecadet ECD on making public-facing maps

Formed by leading professionals from around the world, the Museums and the Web community has been meeting since 1997, featuring advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage. 

This year’s conference will be held in Cleveland, Ohio from April 19-22 and will feature a professional forum with our Executive Creative Director, Troy Lachance.

What: Professional Forum, Here Be Dragons; Making Maps (And Mistakes) In Museums

Who: Troy Lachance, Bluecadet; John Simoniello, Acoustiguide; Matthew Tarr, American Museum of Natural History; Jennifer Fazekas, Longwood Gardens; Angela Kim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

When: Friday, April, 21st at 1:30pm

About: This panel will discuss various aspects of creating a public facing digital map for a variety of venues — including indoor and outdoor locations, complex floor plans, and large buildings. Three institutions will serve as cases studies and a jumping off point for a back-and-forth among the panelists and attendees: Longwood Gardens, American Museum of Natural History, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In presenting overviews of the projects undertaken by each of these institutions, panelists will solicit and explore the experiences and opinions of attendees on a number of topics, including:

  • Motivations for taking on mapping projects.
  • Common use cases we will all recognize as well as edge use cases that present unique challenges.
  • Key moments in the lifecycle of the map development process.
  • Visitor expectations and how to manage them.
  • Metrics–how to measure success and use results as the project continues to evolve.