Exploratorium Microscope Imaging Stations
Redesign Enables New Awards and Sponsorship

Funding: $300K NSF award | $994K NIH Awards 
Corporate Sponsor: Genentech
User Research: formative

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Transporting Interactive New Media Exhibits Through Time 

Visitors control high-end microscopes as interactive media guides them through specimen positioning, focus, magnification and lighting filter selection. We integrated the open source µManager platform (research lab standard) making it possible to connect in classrooms via mobile apps, etc. These capabilities helped the museum receive new NSF and NIH awards, and a major Genentech sponsorship.

Photo by Amy Snyder, Exploratorium