Quando: Enabling Museum and Art Gallery Practitioners to Develop Interactive Digital Exhibits

  • Andrew Stratton
  • Chris Bates
  • Andy Dearden
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10303)


Museums and Art Galleries are challenged to inspire, engage and involve visitors by presenting their collections within physical exhibitions. Curators and exhibition professionals are increasingly telling stories using digital interactivity. This work introduces Quando, a visual programming based toolset that domain experts can use to create interactive exhibits. A small case study demonstrates the language in use at during an archaeological excavation.


Visual programming Museums Programming environments End-user programming 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cultural Communication and Computing Research InstituteSheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK

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