A Fear of Touch: Interactive Exhibits After COVID-19

September 27, 2021 • History Factory

COVID-19 has brought many fears to the forefront of people’s minds worldwide. One of those fears is simply touching things: your face, a surface, a delivery from FedEx. And yes, communal digital screens. Many companies with touchscreen exhibits have asked us: “What should we do if people don’t want to touch a touchscreen?” We’ve researched alternative solutions and adaptations, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Whether your exhibit is fully realized or still on paper, we hope you find this guide invaluable.

One caveat: If we’ve learned anything, it’s that things change quickly. Always seek guidance from local, state and federal authorities when planning, maintaining and cleaning an exhibit or display

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