I joined an amazing team of museum professionals to researched the development of technology jobs in the museum sector over the last 50 years.
We presented our findings at MCN50 in November 2017.
Volunteer Research Project1 year remote collaboration
Archival digs, design, blogging
My roleVisual designer
Team lead Desi Gonzalez
01 /American Museum of Natural History annual reports
02 /Seattle Art Museum annual reports
03 /Lists of past Museum Computer Network attendees and members
I blogged about the challenge of visualizing these uneven datasets for MCN.com.
Here's our full conference panel, moderated by Nancy Proctor.
The data was rich, but it wasn't a complete sample. I couldn't compare findings from one year to the next. But I still wanted to tell a visual story. So I focused on what we DID know - the moments when #musetech terminology broke the surface and appeared in job titles. The MCN blog covers more on this process.
I tracked the changing words used to categorize different jobs over time.
Financial organization and personal computing played a big role in this department's story.
|© Sarah Outhwaite, 2018|