Learning about supercomputers on a microcomputer with no keyboard: a science museum exhibit

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A microcomputer exhibit was developed to acquaint visitors of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Bradbury Science Museum with supercomputers and computer-graphics applications. The exhibit is highly interactive, yet the visitor uses only the touch panel of the CD 110 microcomputer. The museum environment presented many constraints to the development team, yet the five minute exhibit has been extremely popular with visitors. Design details of how each constraint was dealt with to produce a motivating and instructional exhibit are provided. Although the program itself deals with a subject area primarily applicable to Los Alamos, the design features are transferrable to other ... continued below

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Stoddard, M. & Buzbee, B.L. January 1, 1984.

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A microcomputer exhibit was developed to acquaint visitors of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Bradbury Science Museum with supercomputers and computer-graphics applications. The exhibit is highly interactive, yet the visitor uses only the touch panel of the CD 110 microcomputer. The museum environment presented many constraints to the development team, yet the five minute exhibit has been extremely popular with visitors. Design details of how each constraint was dealt with to produce a motivating and instructional exhibit are provided. Although the program itself deals with a subject area primarily applicable to Los Alamos, the design features are transferrable to other courseware where motivational and learning aspects are of equal importance.

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  • 25. annual ADCIS conference, Columbus, OH, USA, 14 May 1984

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  • Other: DE84001177
  • Report No.: LA-UR-83-2885
  • Report No.: CONF-840539-1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5206130
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1052743

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Stoddard, M. & Buzbee, B.L. Learning about supercomputers on a microcomputer with no keyboard: a science museum exhibit, article, January 1, 1984; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1052743/: accessed May 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.