Last week I met with my course director/potential dissertation supervisor. I chose to meet now, early on before even having completed my last module so that I could vent some ideas and make sure I wasn’t on the wrong track even before I had started. The proposal isn’t due in until October, but we have had an extra week before getting our next module so I took advantage of this opportunity.
My original plan was to explore the visitor experience in one of our local museums using disposable cameras and then follow up interviews. I have to admit that the idea was a little broad when I went in. We discussed the topic and came to a few more firm decisions.
I will look at focusing on the family experience within the museum. This can be used to show the following topics amongst others:
- decision making within family groups
- pathways through the museum and why that particular path is being taken
- learning methods and the use of prior knowledge within family groups
I hope that this will also highlight any differences between the curator’s objectives and the actual visitor experience as well. This proposal is in the early stages, I am fully expecting some changes to come out during the development stages. I will keep you all posted on any changes.