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Author: Keith Hale (Digital Content Editor)
Sitting through the 2nd day of the Thinking Digital conference at Sage Gateshead was rather like settling down in front of the latest Hollywood blockbuster. With presentations ranging from virtual reality, disease and money to lunar architecture, blood, and the rise of machines, by people with job titles such as Lunar Architect and Machine Educator, it certainly made for exciting viewing.But...
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
There are some truly fantastic people working in the world of digital for museums, however it's nice sometimes to get out of the arts and heritage bubble to learn some lessons from the digital community at large. There are ideas and developments circulating in the wider world that have huge implications for us and what we do. Not to mention some slightly scary cautionary tales.After the first...
Author: Kati Price (Head of Digital Media)
There were definitely no soggy bottoms last night as Sue Perkins presented us with not just one but a trio of awards at the Museum and Heritage Awards 2014. We were delighted to receive the Best of the Best award, Best Temporary or Touring Exhibition for David Bowie is… and the Innovation award for our digital Explorer Map.Given the competition we were thrilled to receive these awards,...
Author: Andrew Lewis (Digital Content Delivery Manager)
This post reviews research we have been doing recently, into how we can improve the experience for mobile users in the museum when they first make contact with Wi-Fi. Over the last two years at the V&A, the Digital Media department has worked hard to improve the remote mobile experience, by making our web pages responsive to the small screens of mobile phones. The research here is to help us...