Virtual Lunch Talk by Margaret Middleton - “Considering Visitor Experience from a Design Perspective”

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities

How can we create exhibit experiences that prioritize visitors’ comfort, enjoyment, and safety? We will look at case studies, identify challenges to serving visitors of various ages and abilities, and discuss strategies for meeting their unique needs.

Margaret Middleton (they/them) is a Providence-based independent exhibit designer and museum consultant working at the intersection of design and social justice. Middleton holds a degree in industrial design from the RISD and is the creator of the Family Inclusive Language Guide. Their writing has appeared in the Journal of Museum Education, the Association of Science and Technology Centers’ magazine Dimensions, and the National Association for Museum Exhibition’s journal Exhibition.