This section gathers all the information that has been compiled to know the museums' charateristics and context, from different perspectives.

Background information on museums

Field research

> General resources on museums
> Interview & contextual inquiry guide for exhibition designer
> Museum visitors - characteristics and behaviour
> Museum staff - roles
> All-hands brainstorm and affinity diagram
> Notes from introductory calls with partner museums
> Notes from general museum visits
> Notes from partner museum visits

Museums and information technologies

> Benchmark of museums websites
> Interview on audio tours at the DIA
> Interview on audio tours at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Design documentation

Principles of design for museums

> General principles for designing visitor-facing museum tools
> Information delivery strategies
> General considerations about technology implementation

Ontological studies

> Interaction model ontology
> Ontological design process
> Ontological proto-models
> Scenario interaction overview 
> Journey framework - SFMOMA

Tagging & metadata

> Conceptual mapping and tagging resources
> Museum metadata overview

Spatial mapping

> Mapping ideas: list and catalogue
> Mapping scenarios
> Map tool overview and scenarios
> Functionality-to-scenario grids

Accessibility

> Museum experience of blind visitor

Testing

> Designing and testing for emotion