12 – 14 June 2019

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Session type:
Case Study

Session duration:
60 minutes

Presented by:

Sarah Klassen-Rempel

Descartes Systems Group

Philip Klassen-Rempel


About this Case Study

What is museum design and why does it matter for UX design? This talk addresses the inherent connections between these fields and what UX designers can learn from museums. Using current museological case studies, we will focus on broad issues of concern to both fields, including accessibility, ethical concerns and questions about how to design within rigid frameworks and structures. Multidisciplinary and open ended, this talk is for anyone who feels that design is important no matter the context.

About the Speakers

Sarah Klassen-Rempel

Sarah is a Canadian UX designer living in Glasgow. She started her career with a transition from being an eager graduate student to being an overwhelmed UX team of one at a well-established enterprise software company, relying on the support of mentors to help her take on the challenge of building a culture of design. Sarah’s love for design started with a museum exhibit design challenge at university, and it has changed the way she experiences museums.


Philip Klassen-Rempel

Philip has recently completed his masters in museum studies from the University of Glasgow after spending over 10 years working at heritage museums in Canada. From a young age, he has had a passion for museums and history, which included a preference for museum summer camps. Philip is interested in exploring how to improve access and engagement to heritage sites and collections in order to enhance the visitor experience.

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