6 Tips to Improve Your Grant Proposals

For public museums, few funding sources are more daunting, confusing and time consuming than the Request For Proposal, or RFP. We’ve responded to our share of RFPs in our day, and yeah, they can be challenging. But as much as we’d rather curl up in bed and disappear into the latest Westworld episode whenever RFPs […]

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Museum Trend You Can Act on in 2018: Human-centered design

Our final museum trend is human-centered design – the idea that in order to create the most effective design, discovering human experience related to the product is highly important. 5: human-centered design This last trend is a bit more abstract than the others in that it deals with more of a general approach to innovation. […]

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Museum Trend You Can Act on in 2018: Instagram-friendliness

Here is one of my favorite innovations for museums in 2018… 4: Instagram-friendliness Consider this, the first sentence from a March, 2018 New York Times article: “As guests walk into the lobby of the Indianapolis Museum of Art they are greeted by a seven-and-a-half-foot blue plastic snail, often surrounded by a group of squealing, joyful […]

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Museum Trend You Can Act on in 2018: Museum Pop-Ups

Here is innovation number 3 – museum pop-ups. Pop-ups are a common trend in many industries and have gained traction for museums, which allow them to reach a wider audience. Can’t travel to the museum? We will travel to you. Just landed here? Check out past museum innovations that we have highlighted including augmented reality […]

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Museum Trend You Can Act on in 2018: Virtual Reality (VR)

Innovation numero dos. Virtual reality – a popular way to interact with an environment that seems real through electronic equipment like goggles. See our blog about augmented reality. We also highlight other innovative trends in museums, click to learn more. 2: Virtual Reality (VR) In the past few years, inventions like Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear […]

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Use Your Origin Story To Shape The Experience In Retail

I recently had what might be a typically Colorado retail experience. Meeting a friend for coffee, we tried a new place that had gourmet doughnuts. It was the afternoon, so just us and the employee, but for love or money we could not get more than one word answers from the employee about each of […]

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Flonomics launches Museum Experience Manager

Denver-based tech company launches technology to shape museum experiences throughout the US. Denver, CO – May 8, 2018: Flonomics, a Denver-based tech company, officially announces the launch of the Museum Experience Manager – a dashboard where museum staff can access important information for their museum, including visitor traffic counts, popular museum exhibits, traffic pattern identification, […]

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What is an API?

Did you know: Flonomics offers an API that can help you stay on top of your people counter data? You might not realize it, but if you’re even a casual internet consumer, you interact with a ton of APIs on a daily basis. But what is an API, exactly? To put it simply, an Application-Programming […]

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Museum Trend You Can Act on in 2018: Augmented Reality (AR)

Recently, we came across this article from Brilliant Design Studio, which describes the unique trends and issues facing the museum industry in the next year and into the future. The piece describes many upcoming challenges and really highlights the need to engage younger generations to ensure that museums will be along for decades to come. […]

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How AI & AR Are Changing the Way Retailers Do Business

So, picture this: it’s Thanksgiving afternoon, post-football. The table is set, and the family is just sitting down for a feast. Uncle Tim has downed more than his share of the red wine, so everyone is desperately trying not to say anything that could be mistaken for a political comment. We don’t want a repeat […]

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