Labels for Open-ended Exhibits: Using Questions and Suggestions to Motivate Physical Activity

Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2006
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Audience: 
Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Adults | Families | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | Physics
Organization:
Exploratorium
Description: 

This paper reports findings from a study at the Exploratorium of a single physics exhibit that compared three labels and assessed visitors' attitudes and behavior. Based on interviews with 60 visitors, evaluators found a preference for labels containing both questions and suggestions, but that this type of phrasing may not always affect visitor behavior.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Award Number: 
0087844
Citation
ISSN:
1064-5578
Publication Name: 
Visitor Studies Today
Volume: 
9
Number: 
1
Page Number: 
1
Document:

Team Members

Josh GutwillAuthor

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