Smithsonian Open Access Collection Prototype Launch

Date:

August 2021

PAC’s founder, Sina Bahram and Corey Timpson, long-time friend and collaborator, served as project advisors for Cooper Hewitt’s Interaction Lab project: Activating Smithsonian Open Access, a prototype incubator that awarded seven prototypes to increase engagement with 2D and 3D digitized collection objects available through Smithsonian’s Open Access initiative. Sina and Corey provided RFP language to ensure inclusive design and accessibility considerations, served as reviewers to ensure inclusion be a criteria for advancing projects to the final round and provided coaching for project teams to ensure the prototypes incorporated inclusive design considerations throughout development.