Tucker's Trials

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. Tucker, a Golden Retriever who was treated for bladder cancer at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, is the tour guide for the first kiosk which is focused on the clinical trials process. The images below document the development of the first kiosk. Please click here to learn more about our traveling exhibit team.

Final - Work from initial development and assessments resulted in the final construction and design as shown below.

Final construction of Tucker's Trials exhibit.

Final design of panel 1

Final design of panel 2

Final design of panel 3

Final design of game

Assessment - The prototype for Tucker's Trials, was tested on November 5th, 2010. The prototype consisted of colorful educational panels, an interactive flip chart panel, and an interactive computer game module.

Prototype panel 1

Prototype panel 2

Prototype panel 3

Prototype panel 4

Prototype Flip Panels

Prototype Tucker's Trials Game

Setting up the exhibit for assessment

A visitor tries out the new exhibit at the assessment session

A visitor tries out the new exhibit at the assessment session

Development- The first step in the development process was to survey exhibitors to see what they were looking for in an attractive, educational, and interactive, traveling exhibit. Our partners at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis assisted in this process. The development process for Tucker's Trials included developing the layout for all of the kiosks and how they will interact. A script for Tucker's Trials 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.

Miniature mock up of clinical trials panel 1

Miniature mock up of clinical trials panel 2

Miniature mock up of clinical trials panel 3

Artist Carol Bain working with the Exhibit Design Center

A printed draft of the clinical trials exhibit - left side

A printed draft of the clinical trials exhibit - right side

The exhibit design team going over details of the clinical trials exhibit

A miniature of the exhibit stand


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

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