Explorative Museum Experiences: a collaborative experience design process for explorative museum exhibitions

Bidragets oversatte titel: Udforskende Oplevelser i Museet: en kollaborativ oplevelsesdesign proces for opdagelse i museumsudstillinger

Publikation: Ph.d.-afhandling

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This disseration is based on the results of a three-year long PhD study at the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University. The dissertation consists of six original papers as well as a framing text with the dissertation's research question, research design, theoretical foundation and summary of contributions. In the produced work, I expand upon 'Museum Exhibitions as Exploration Spaces'. Through this research project, I have approached the challenges posed to museum institutions by the experience economy from an experience design perspective in collaboration with a smaller Danish museum. I explore potentials of learning through explorative experiences by asking the question: How can principles of IT-based experience design guide design, implementation and evaluation of an explorative museum exhibition? Through this research, I have applied principles of emergent narratives to the exhibition design in order to create a space for exploration, making the users active participants in creating their own experiences and narratives to encourage informal learning instead of passively receiving predefined and structured narratives.
Bidragets oversatte titelUdforskende Oplevelser i Museet: en kollaborativ oplevelsesdesign proces for opdagelse i museumsudstillinger
  • Jensen, Jens F., Hovedvejleder
  • Skov, Mette, Bivejleder
Eksterne samarbejdspartnere
ISBN'er, elektronisk978-87-7210-467-6
StatusUdgivet - 2019

Bibliografisk note

PhD supervisor:
Prof. Jens F. Jensen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Assistant PhD supervisor:
Associate Prof. Mette Skov, Aalborg University, Denmark


  • experience design
  • museum experience design
  • museum
  • exhibition
  • constructive design research
  • design research