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titleThese guidelines are constantly under revision and refinementare preliminary guidelines, subject to additions, revisions, and refinements.

The following are design guidelines for designing visitor-facing museum technologies and tools, synthesized from the collective wisdom of the museum professionals we've interacted with.

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1. Technology shouldnisn't have the spotlight--technology should support and encourage the museum experience, not be the experience.

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Having a hierarchical, structured content organization might make it easy for navigation, but allowing a bit of room for messiness can facilitate serendipity.

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4. Visitors often don't know what they want to see.

This is especially true for visitors who are new to a particular museum. Browsing is more useful than searching for most visitors, and also allows museums to suggest activities and things to see at the museum (physically or virtually).

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5. Visitors want to know what they can see, right there, right now.

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