Katy is editor of the book Museums at Play (Museums Etc, 2011), which showcases the increased popularity of games in museums and galleries.
Museums At Play is written by over 50 museum and gaming experts, including those from: British Museum, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Museum of London, New Art Gallery, Walsall, Science Museum, SciTech, Smithsonian Institution, Tate, Walker Art Center and specialists from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, UK and USA.
In over 40 chapters and over 650 pages, this new book provides an international overview of the development, use and evaluation of games within museum and cultural contexts. Among the many important issues addressed through case studies, essays and opinion pieces are:
- How games can enhance interpretation, learning, outreach, marketing, branding and events
- Using games with different audiences: children, adults, minorities, and people with disabilities
- Assessment of different types of games in use: e.g. digital, physical, mobile, virtual, multi-player
- The principles of successful game commissioning, budgeting, development and creation
- The evaluation process and the impact of games
- Future developments and trends
Out now in (cheaper) e-book format.