Hot Dog's Fitness Challenge

The traveling exhibit will consist of four interlocking, interactive, and educational kiosks focused on the following topics: the clinical trials process; comparative neuroanatomy; nutrition and fitness; and, the respiratory system. Animals will serve as the tourguide for each kiosk. Hot Dog, an out of shape dachshund, is the tour guide for the third kiosk which is focused on fitness and nutrition.

The kiosk will consist of graphic art panels, computer interactives and other hands-on activities in which visitors learn about how healthy nutritional choices and exercise can benefit people and their pets.

The images below document the development of the third kiosk. Please click here to learn more about our traveling exhibit team.

Final - Revisions from assessment data resulted in the final exhibit shown below.

Final construction of the Hot Dog's Fitness Challenge exhibit.

Assessment - The prototype for Hot Dog's Fitness Challenge was tested on November 19th, 2011. The prototype consisted of colorful educational panels, an interactive flip chart panel, and an interactive fitness challenge module.

Prototype panel 1

Prototype panel 2

Prototype panel 3

Prototype panel 4

Prototype panel 5

Punching bag for Hot Dog's Fitness Challenge

Steps for Hot Dog's Fitness Challenge

Development- The development process for Hot Dogs Fitness Challenge included developing the layout for all of the kiosks and how they will interact. A script for Hot Dogs Fitness Challenge was then prepared by the team and reviewed by experts in education and assessment.  Carol Bain, a gifted illustrator, then worked with the Exhibit Design Center team at Purdue University, and content experts to bring the script to life.

Draft of Hot Dog's Fitness Challenge panel 1

Draft of panel 2

Draft of panel 3

Draft of panels 4 and 5

Flip panels describing health conditions associated by excess weight. These panels focus on diabetes, arthritis, heart problems, and breathing problems.

Flip panels of food choices for dogs that are healthy, unhealthy, or should never be fed.


The project described is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH . . . Turning Discovery Into Health

Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of ORIP or NIH.

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