We are conducting Visitor Motivation Surveys for more than a dozen cultural institutions across the country in 2015/16. These surveys will examine website traffic data to provide individual organizations insights into their online audiences and, by comparing against other institutions, gain an understanding of online audiences nationwide. The results will be presented at the Museums and the Web 2016 conference (proposal submitted, approval pending), taking place in Los Angeles next spring.
Participants to date:
Art Gallery of Ontario
Aspen Art Museum
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chinese American Museum
Clyfford Still Museum
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Illinois Holocaust Museum
The Menil Collection
Museum of Art and History Santa Cruz
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Nasher Sculpture Center
Portland Art Museum
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Email me to join us!
I’m thrilled to present at the Museums and the Web conference in April with my collaborator and colleague Marty Spellerberg. Together we discuss our experience using Agile development methodologies for digital museum projects.
The University of Colorado Denver is pursuing a redesign of cusouthdenver.org. I’ve been hired to do content strategy and production (writing and editing) for the project, which will be in collaboration with web and design agency BetterWeather and University Communications.
The project represents a unique set of requirements and challenges because the new site combines The Wildlife Experience—a functioning museum—with CU’s higher education offerings as a satellite location for the larger CU system. The content strategy will take into consideration the range of audiences the site will serve.
New website for the Clyfford Still Museum
Featuring a bold, responsive design, the new website for the Clyfford Still Museum launched October 6, 2014. The approach for the new site was to help the museum position itself as a destination…a site of pilgrimage for art lovers interested in the life and work of master abstract expressionist painter Clyfford Still.
Content Management System update and WordPress migration for MCA Chicago
After completing the “facelift” of the MCA’s website, we needed to address the site’s content management system. The legacy system was custom built by a previous in-house developer and was at least five or six years old—ancient by most web standards. In addition, the old CMS had been hacked for the launch of the facelift in order to make the updated front-end function on top of the legacy CMS.
Visitor Motivation Survey for mcachicago.org
The Visitor Motivation Survey of the MCA website was conducted to give the organization insight into how the site was being used. The intent was to be able to identify which kinds of users were accessing the site in an effort to analyze current and inform future online offerings.
Microsites for Artist in Residence Goshka Macuga
London-based artist Goshka Macuga’s residency project for the MCA Chicago, titled a Chicago Comedy, is inspired by Hamburg Conversations on Art: Hamburg Comedy, a 1896 work by German Jewish art historian Aby Warburg. Because the resulting work, likely to be a play, would not exist until the end of the residency term, the residency project team’s challenge was to make the residency visible to the public. The artist preferred not to create an object or an installation to represent the residency, so digital, with its ability to present a depth of information in a physically economical and engaging way, emerged as the best candidate.
The artist’s process is being documented and presented to the public as Preparatory Notes for a Chicago Comedy. Our team became involved as interactive media designers/developers.