Writing + Publications

Dana Mitroff Silvers’s Writing + Publications

How Might We Embed Design Thinking into a Museum? Five Steps from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
In G. Farnell (ed), The Museum Blog Book. Edinburgh: MuseumsEtc. Forthcoming, Fall 2016.

Running design sprints in museums: 5 lessons from the British Museum’s Product Development Group.
Published in Sprint StoriesAugust 26, 2016.

Design Thinking for Museums: How Phoenix Art Museum Ran a Design Sprint
Guest blog post on Art Museum Teaching. Published May 23, 2016.

From Post-its to Processes: Using Prototypes to Find Solutions
In N. Proctor and R. Cherry (eds). Museums and the Web 2014: Proceedings. Silver Spring: Museums and the Web LLC. Published February 1, 2014.

Embedding Design Thinking in Museums
Guest blog post on This is Design Thinking. Published March 17, 2015.

Design Thinking: A Powerful Tool for Your Nonprofit
Guest blog post on Nonprofit Technology Network blog. Published August 1, 2013.

The Economics of Museum Websites
In P. Paolini, R. Rizzo, and A. Mignosa (eds.), Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. July 2013.

Design Thinking in Museums: Stepping into the Continuum of Innovation
Guest blog post on Art Museum Teaching. Published May 23, 2013.

Design Thinking for Visitor Engagement: Tackling One Museum’s Big Challenge through Human-centered Design
In N. Proctor and R. Cherry (eds). Museums and the Web 2013: Proceedings. Silver Spring: Museums and the Web LLC. Published February 27, 2013.

Agile Games for Productive Teams
In N. Proctor and R. Cherry (eds). Museums and the Web 2012: Proceedings. Silver Spring: Museums and the Web LLC. Published March 31, 2012.

Tales of the Unexpected: A Pragmatic and Candid View of Life Post-Launch
In J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds). Museums and the Web 2010: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics. Published March 31, 2010.

Redesigning Your Museum’s Web site: A Survivors’ Guide
In J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds). Museums and the Web 2009: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics. Published March 31, 2009.

Do You Know Who Your Users Are? The Role of Research in Redesigning sfmoma.org
In J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds.). Museums and the Web 2007: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics, published March 1, 2007.

Of Ansel and Atomz: Surfacing Deep Content On-line and On-Site at SFMOMA
In J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds.). Museums and the Web 2005: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics, published March 31, 2005.

Bringing It All Together: Developing a User-Centered Search Experience on the SFMOMA Web Site
In J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds.). Museums and the Web 2003: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics, published March 2003.