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published: April, 2002

Archives & Museum Informatics, 2002.
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The Web Site Development Process at the Children's Museum of Los Angeles
Wendy Levy, i-Wonder Studios, USA
Candace Barrett, The Children's Museum of Los Angeles, USA
Sally Thompson, Children's Museum of Los Angeles

Mini-Workshop: Design

This mini-workshop delivers a clear and thorough framework for multi-phased Museum Web site development, using The Children's Museum of Los Angeles as a case study (http://www.childrensmuseumla.org) .

Topics covered include:

- Discovery- Strategic analysis tools

- Education, Marketing & Fundraising- Techniques for prioritizing multiple objectives

- Building Consensus- Managing expectations with a Statement of Work

- Content Development Matrix- Technology requirements and objectives

- Working with Experts- Exhibit Designers (Edwin Schlossberg), Architects (Thom Mayne, Sara Graham), Artists (Gerald McDermott) and Educators (Dan Cieloha)

- Content Maintenance- in-house vs. out-source; administrative tools

- Phased Development- Staying in sync; anticipating the future

- The processes presented are instrumental in the ongoing development of a multifaceted and cost effective Web solution.