Every new exhibit, whether simply an improved version or a whole new creation, undergoes a stage of testing. First we double-check how it works ourselves, trying to find any shortcomings. However, one can never guess what visitors will do with an exhibit, or how they will react to it. And so, after internal tests and potential alterations, the prototypes are repeatedly evaluated among visitors.
After internal testing and potential final adjustments, the prototypes are then repeatedly evaluated by visitors. The prototype exhibit is put out together with a sign saying “I’m still learning to be an exhibit” and we check how it manages. We evaluate its intuitiveness, attractiveness, how easily visitors comprehend the phenomenon and the wording of the description. Subsequent changes of individual design elements, such as a specific detail, the interface or exhibit appearance may help improve the overall effect.