- 日本建築学会計画系論文集 (ISSN:13404210)
- vol.70, no.593, pp.57-63, 2005
In order to verify the validity of the hands-on exhibition in science museums, this study undertakes visitor tracking research, and clarifies the influence of the exhibit method affected on the visitors' behavior. We categorized the exhibit method into three types, i.e., experience type, participatory type and viewing type, and compared them from behavioral aspect. The first two types can be called as hands-on exhibit method and the last hands-off. As the result of the survey on 452 exhibitions and 5560 visitors' behavior, we found that the average consumed time per exhibition of the experience type is 69.5 seconds, that of participatory type 90.1 seconds, and that of view type 39.8 seconds. We also analyzed that the number of behavior per exhibition of the experience type is highest and that of the participatory type the second. Moreover, based on the result of the behavioral data, the length of expected stay time is calculated according to the ratio of the exhibit methods, and it compared with the observed stay time. Calculation of expected stay time was proved to be within allowable error range, and confirmed that it can simulate expected stay time in other exhibition plans of science museums.