User Friendly: Hands-On
Exhibits That Work
Published by the Association for Science-Technology Centers, 1990
Written under a grant from the Institute for Media & Library Services and in print since its original publication date, this book has become a standard reference throughout the fields of exhibit design and universal design. It offers solutions to common human-factor problems specific to hands-on exhibits.
Illustrations provide data on human dimensions for visitors of all ages and sizes, including wheelchair users. Other subjects include the use of interactive video, and the planning and design of audio experiences.
The book covers topics ranging from the design of legible, accessible labels and user-friendly viewers and eyepieces to the selection of appropriate exhibit controls such as joysticks, handles, levers, and pushbuttons.