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Camellia sanford's Snapshots

  1. Molding With Wax

    Snapshot Title: Molding With Wax
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: How People Make Things: Molding
    Image Owner: marti



    Description:

    This site contains photos of prototypes, drawings, and family interactions at Molding With Wax.
    www.flickr.com/photos/16123420@N08/sets/72157602681151870 Will open in a new tab or window/



  2. Match the Mold

    Snapshot Title: Match the Mold
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: How People Make Things: Molding
    Image Owner: marti



    Description:

    This site contains several photos of prototypes and family interactions at Match the Mold. www.flickr.com/photos/16123420@N08/sets/72157602683729467 Will open in a new tab or window/



  3. Fill-A-Mold

    Snapshot Title: Fill-A-Mold
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: How People Make Things: Molding
    Image Owner: marti



    Description:

    This site contains several photos of prototypes, drawings, and family interactions at Fill-A-Mold.
    www.flickr.com/photos/16123420@N08/sets/72157602683739451 Will open in a new tab or window/



  4. Injection Molder

    Snapshot Title: Injection Molder
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: How People Make Things: Molding
    Image Owner: marti



    Description:

    This picture shows an early prototype of the Injection Molder. www.flickr.com/photos/16123420@N08/1736423387 Will open in a new tab or window/



  5. Pellet Wall to LEGO Wall

    Snapshot Title: Pellet Wall to LEGO Wall
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: How People Make Things: Molding
    Image Owner: marti



    Description:

    This pellet wall was replaced by a LEGO wall at the Omaha Children's Museum. www.flickr.com/photos/16123420@N08/1737278482 Will open in a new tab or window/



  6. nannerslug127

    Snapshot Title: nannerslug127
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: How People Make Things: Molding
    Image Owner: marti



    Description:

    This image shows the creation of the rotational ball mold. www.flickr.com/photos/16123420@N08/1737278824 Will open in a new tab or window/



  7. nannerslug127

    Snapshot Title: nannerslug127
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: How People Make Things: Molding
    Image Owner: marti



    Description:

    This image shows a family at the rotational ball mold. www.flickr.com/photos/16123420@N08/1736428057 Will open in a new tab or window/



  8. Difference Between HPMT Locations

    Snapshot Title: Difference Between HPMT Locations
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: How People Make Things: Molding
    Image Owner: marti



    Description:

    The green and tan pellet wall at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh was replaced by the LEGO wall when the exhibit travelled to the Omaha Children's Museum.
    A photograph of the new wall can be found ...



  9. Computer Removal

    Snapshot Title: Computer Removal
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    This interface has been removed from the exhibit due to the fact that it was difficult to maneuver, did not elicit conversation, and was taking up space that could be used for a more interactive role ...



  10. Resource Area

    Snapshot Title: Resource Area
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    The following was taken from visitor observations:

    Boy tried to put together toy cars. He brings his mother to the computer, and tries to get it to work. It does not work, so he leaves. His mom stays...



  11. Crayon Display

    Snapshot Title: Crayon Display
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    This display is being moved into the Molding Area to be better connected to the Crayon Video.

    The following are visitor conversations about the display:

    "This is how they make crayons. They use wax....



  12. Baseball Bat Display

    Snapshot Title: Baseball Bat Display
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    The following are visitor conversations:

    Grandfather to grandson, “They start out with a big chunk of tree, and then they carve it into a baseball bat.”

    Dad to son: “Look at this. This shows y...



  13. Entry Area not as popular

    Snapshot Title: Entry Area not as popular
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    Most people do not stop in this room. They walk through to the next area. Conversations in this room are very short.



  14. Need a variety of hand tools

    Snapshot Title: Need a variety of hand tools
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    The following was taken from visitor conversation:
    Grandmother tells three year old grandson, “Be careful cause these are sharp. And you scrape, scrape, scrape. Watch Grandma. Like this. What other ...



  15. Wax Blocks

    Snapshot Title: Wax Blocks
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    During the majority of the observations, the wax blocks were very small and hard to cut. When staff members entered the area, they would flip the handles of the tools around and clean up paper from th...



  16. 3-Axis Mill

    Snapshot Title: 3-Axis Mill
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    The following was taken from visitor conversation:

    Father approaches machine with son. “That’s a milling machine. It cuts wax. I’ll have to take you to work, and show you a real one. Oh, ‘Und...



  17. 3-Axis Mill - Inoperable

    Snapshot Title: 3-Axis Mill - Inoperable
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    The 3-Axis Mill was not working during the observational period. However, people still came up to the machine and turned the cranks.



  18. Die Cut a Box

    Snapshot Title: Die Cut a Box
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    The following was taken from Visitor Observations:

    Family walks over to die cutter. Father says, “Here, look. We’re going to make something.” They try sending the die through from right to left...



  19. Die & Rollers

    Snapshot Title: Die & Rollers
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    The following was taken from Visitor Interviews:
    “[The die] needed pushed. I had to push it. It needs directions to push. It almost makes you not want to do it. I was afraid to break it. Maybe inclu...



  20. Confusing Instructions

    Snapshot Title: Confusing Instructions
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    The following were taken from Visitor Interviews:

    “I found the directions to the cup confusing, but as long as they have a [physical] example there, we’re fine.”

    “Everything. I didn’t know...



  21. Artifact Wall- Cutting

    Snapshot Title: Artifact Wall- Cutting
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    This artifact wall was the least visited of all the spaces. This is due perhaps to its location on the floor.



  22. Die Cutters-General

    Snapshot Title: Die Cutters-General
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    Several families did not fold their cup or box, they just took the finished piece with them. In contrast, many families simply throw away the unfolded piece into the recycling bin and move into the ne...



  23. Carousel Horse

    Snapshot Title: Carousel Horse
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    Some families complained that the area near the Carousel Horse was too open, and their children would run through it. One family even lost their child (who escaped out the space, and into the Attic) f...



  24. Scrap Wall

    Snapshot Title: Scrap Wall
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    Visitors were confused regarding the purpose of the Scrap Wall. Several families suggested that more information, perhaps in the form of signage, would extend their understanding of this display with...



  25. Need for a Die Support

    Snapshot Title: Need for a Die Support
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    The inner workings of a die are not visible to families. One solution would be to add a touchable die to the exhibit that discusses the parts of the die (i.e. blades, foam, etc.), and the reasons tha...



  26. Cutting Area

    Snapshot Title: Cutting Area
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    In the Cutting Area, families are more involved in trying to complete the activity than in talking about the process. We need to support families more in this area because the cutting process is too f...



  27. Engine/Differential

    Snapshot Title: Engine/Differential
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    27% of families had a Level 3 interaction at this exhibit (i.e. they used the exhibit as the museum intended).
    40% of family interactions at this exhibit were collaborative.
    The average time spent ...



  28. Ball Machine

    Snapshot Title: Ball Machine
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    59% of families at this exhibit had a Level 3 engagement (i.e. they used the exhibit as the museum intended). 47% of family interactions were collaborative. The average time spent at this exhibit wa...



  29. Speedway

    Snapshot Title: Speedway
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    50% of families had a Level 3 Engagement (i.e. they used the exhibit as the museum intended).
    40% of interactions at this exhibit were collaborative.
    The average time spent at this exhibit was 1 minut...



  30. Parent-Child Interaction Keny's Car Parts

    Snapshot Title: Parent-Child Interaction Keny's Car Parts
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    54% of interactions were collaborative (i.e. both parent and child engaged in conversation and completed the activity together)



  31. Engagement Level at Keny's Car Parts

    Snapshot Title: Engagement Level at Keny's Car Parts
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    18% of children had a Level 3 interaction (i.e. they used the exhibit as the museum had intended)



  32. Recommendations Keny's Car Parts

    Snapshot Title: Recommendations Keny's Car Parts
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    We recommended that the museum use more guided role play for their signage and label props appropriately.



  33. Time spent Keny's Car Parts

    Snapshot Title: Time spent Keny's Car Parts
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    Families spent an average of 3 minutes 14 seconds in Keny's Car Parts.



  34. Engagement Level at Keny's Car Parts

    Snapshot Title: Engagement Level at Keny's Car Parts
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    18% of children had a level 3 interaction (i.e. they used the exhibit as the museum had intended)



  35. Parent-Child Interaction

    Snapshot Title: Parent-Child Interaction
    Taken by: Camellia sanford

    Image: Children's Museum
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    54% of interactions at this exhibit were collaborative.