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User-testing mobile apps

What's the process when user-testing mobile apps (or any other digital product)? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Oct 2012

Where are we at with mobile?

Where are we up to with developing and implementing mobile in our both our physical and online sites?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Oct 2012

A Deep Sea Proposal...

The Australian Museum holds special memories for all of us, but for Vicki and her new fiancé Dee-J, their memories will forever be just that little bit more special...

By: Tim Moulton, Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Oct 2012

Kiwis track Great White Sharks

A team of New Zealand scientists are researching the secret lives of White Sharks.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Oct 2012

This week in Fish: Banded (not sliced) Cucumberfish

This week we feature a rare Banded Cucumberfish that was caught at a depth of about 500 m. The species was only scientifically named in 2010. Thank you to Hal Epstein for sending images, then dropping the fish off at the museum.  Welcome also to Ghost Flathead researcher Yuki Nagano who is visiting this week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 12 Oct 2012

Gamification, Audiences and Social Good

Gamification is an emerging practice involving applying game elements and design techniques to non-game contexts. What are some of the benefits and potential risks in museum contexts?

By: Chris Lang, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Oct 2012

DigiVol:Let's celebrate......100,000 images taken

Since May, 2011 DigiVol volunteer digitisers have taken over 100,000 images from Entomology, Malacology and Archival Materials.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 10 Oct 2012

This week in Fish: 'Habitat road trip'

This week we go on a 'habitat road trip', as we watch Golden Perch in the green waters of Blowering Dam, a snailfish swimming in the ocean depths, a stargazer bursting from the sediment and pipefish living between the tentacles of an anemone in the clear waters of Komodo Island.  Thank you everyone!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Oct 2012

Our Global Neighbours # 3: Frontiers of Archaeology

From the prehistory of primates to space.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 02 Oct 2012

This week in Fish: We're back!

Despite the heat and some logistical challenges, we had a very productive time in East Timor. Eight dives were made and many specimens collected. The specimens will be shipped soon and then the process of identifying the 'small things' can begin in earnest. The week has been a short one, hence the paucity of new content.  Thanks as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Sep 2012