makebelieve design & consulting designed and developed digital exhibits for a unique museum in Crete, the Museum of School Life. The Museum is responsible for collecting, archiving, restoring and exhibiting objects, media, and books used in the formal educational process (in schools) from all periods of Cretan history.
All digital applications were installed on workstations within the Museum of School Life in 2009. The applications have been designed to be robust and web-friendly, should the museum wish to make them available on-line.
The digital applications include:
- "The Front Page": an interactive game by which young students can create their own school newspaper, print it out and/or send it to their friends via e-mail.
- A interactive application for viewing digitized newspapers from the Museum's archives. Visitors can flip through the pages of digitized school press from Crete, dated from 1911 to the present day.
- A web interface for browsing the collection of school blogs from around Greece. See http://makebelieve.gr/mb/projects/MSZ/blogs/
The Museum of School Life website: http://www.school-life.gr/CreditsDimitris Nastos
, Production Coordinator & ProgrammingDr. Maria Roussou
, Interaction Design CoordinatorAntonis Makrigiannis
, Graphic designDr. Maria Economou
, Conceptual design & editing - MuseologistDr. Andromache Gazi
, Museology / advisor