I went in Cooper Hewitt through side door, but it took a while to figure out how to get in to museum. After trying several doors, I finally went in shop cafe and then to ticket office. Originally visitors who got in to the side door could go to the main entrance passing through the yard, but now it’s impossible cause connection path is under construction. I think it’s better to let side door visitors know how to get in to museum somehow.
Also, there were only stairs to go up. Not good for wheel chair.
The Pen & Board
smart board was good for my height but I assume it’s not good for kids or who has mobility issues.
By push&hold, visitors can save the collections they feel interesting. But due to the angled button, it’s not comfortable for some people. What about making it rotating? to find right angle for each users?
Thoughts about the mark on the pen. Obviously it means PLUS. I don’t know why I didn’t realize it shortly after seeing it.
Visitors can design their own product with it. They can choose what to make, how to make, what materials to use, and color.
And the pen allows visitors to get more information about arts that they like.
It recommends visitors to explore other art pieces related to what they were interested. It can be sorted by some topics.
The thumbnails on the board are not easily recognizable. It’s just crop any part of the original photo and use it as thumbnail.
Design Process Lab
Low-vision people might not be able to read these because most of the panels are using small fonts
Some videos offer subtitles. Considering the hearing impairment.
Some corners are too narrow to turn around the wheel chair.
I think bird sound in this section is so important to make the experience special, but the hearing-impaired people can’t hear that.. I wish they can get similar experience by projecting birds inside the bird cage or something.