American Spirits – Personas

Name: Harper Alexander Demographic: American woman, 27 Descriptive Title: Data Engineer Quote: “You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life and yourself.” A Day in a Life Narrative: Harper is a Data Engineer at Capitol One. She spends most of her time at work using her computer, and is fairly comfortable using a range of programs and the internet […]

Audience, Engagement, and Co-creation

When creating a digital public history project, it is important to consider the target audience, engagement with such an audience, and how these two concepts can be used together to create a better product. By formulating a target audience and determining how to engage with them, it will be possible […]

Performing User Research

User research is a resourceful way to gauge how users may interact with something that you create. In order to perform any user research, it is important to first identify a target audience.  This step is important in identifying the type of users that will be a part of the […]

A Comparative Review of the Physical and Digital

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A Comparative Review of the Mulberry Row exhibit at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the Physical versus the Digital (https://www.monticello.org/mulberry-row) The Landscape of Slavery: Mulberry Row at Monticello is an exhibit that seeks to replicate the primary plantation street that was the center of work and domestic life for people at Monticello […]

Whose Public and Whose History When it Comes to Public History

What is meant by the “public” when talking about public history? Ronald J. Grele discusses this and what is meant by history in his article “Whose Public? Whose History? What is the Goal of a Public Historian? Whose Public? As historians have done their work, they have constantly tried to […]