IHCD Presents and Exhibits at AAM | May 6th – May 9th Phoenix Arizona

May 6, 2018

American Alliance of Museums 2018

For the sixth year in a row IHCD is presenting at AAM!

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Presentations include:

Creativity, Driven by Accessibility/Inclusion: Multisensory Technology, Programs, Exhibits

Sunday, May 6 - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Designing to accommodate the spectrum of human diversity makes museum programs, exhibitions, and technology richer and more engaging for all visitors. Panelists will describe their museums’ inclusive design processes and brainstorm with attendees about innovative solutions for an imagined project that would captivate all audiences.


Janice Majewski
Director, Inclusive Cultural and Educational Projects, Institute for Human Centered Design
Anna Slafer
Vice President of Exhibitions and Programs, International Spy Museum
Jennifer Pace Robinson
Vice President, Experience Development and Family Learning, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Judy Tasse
Exhibits Writer-Editor, Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

Case Study: Harnessing Multi-Sensory Technologies for Inclusion in Museum Exhibits

Sunday, May 6 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Integrated digital technologies are revolutionizing the museum experience, but often to the exclusion of diverse audiences. Participants will engage in a discussion exploring the process of developing multi-sensory experiences to solve complex inclusion issues, from concept to user testing, and discuss future implementation.


Woodbury Shortridge
Coordinator of Inclusive Technology, Institute for Human Centered Design
Henry Winter, III
Astrophysicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Brianna Tomlinson
Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology

A Decisive Route to Access & Inclusion at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Wednesday, May 9 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
How does a large museum move toward becoming more inclusive for people with disabilities, older adults, multi-generational family groups, or those from different cultures? This session lays out the evaluation, team-building, and implementation process taken on by the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere and points out the applicability of lessons learned for museums large and small.


Valerie Fletcher
Executive Director, Institute for Human Centered Design
John Beckman
Director, Exhibit Design and Development, Museum of Science & Industry
Mary Krinock
Vice President of Operations & Chief of Staff, Museum of Science & Industry
IHCD will also be on the exhibit floor at Booth 2207!