The Museum of School Life

Design and development of digital applications for the Museum of School Life in Chania, Crete, Greece. Digital exhibits include an interactive design activity - game and interfaces for browsing the Museum's collections of digitized newspapers and school blogs. 2009.

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.

More about The Museum of School Life: Municipality of Chania, Chania tourism page

Οικονόµου, Μ., & Γκαζή, Α. (2011). Ηλεκτρονικές εφαρμογές για την έκθεση "Τύπος ά-Τυπος" του Μουσείου Σχολικής Ζωής. Εξερευνώντας νέους τρόπους μουσειακής παρουσίασης και επικοινωνίας. Στο Ε. Γαβριλάκη (Επιμ.), Η Άνοιξη των Μουσείων. Σύναντηση για τα εκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα και τη μουσειακή αγωγή (σελ. 255–264). Ρέθυμνο: ΚΕ΄ Εφορεία Προϊστορικών κααι Κλασικών Αρχαιοτήτων, Ιστορική και Λαογραφική Εταιρεία Ρεθύμνου.


Dimitris Nastos, Production Coordinator & Programming
Dr. Maria Roussou, Interaction Design Coordinator
Antonis Makrigiannis, Graphic design
Dr. Maria Economou, Conceptual design & editing - Museologist
Dr. Andromache Gazi, Museology / advisor

Tags: UX Design, Museums & Culture, Game