We create innovative digital products and experiences that fund high impact, community building projects, bring people together, and inspire everyone.museums.artists.creators.
We practice a human centered design approach wherever possible and like to think of ourselves as partners to our clients. With each new client we develop what we hope will be a long lasting relationship built on mutual understanding and trust. We engage with our clients directly throughout the entire process, creating an iterative approach to the work where the client always feels in control and well supported. Think of us as your digital department on demand.
What We Offer
We consult. Through our deep experience in design, engineering and creative technology for cultural organizations, we can help you develop a plan to move your organization forward no matter what technological stage you are at. We create project briefs, roadmaps, and strategic plans. We do site visits, workshops, and executive coaching, all centered around developing digital literacy within your organization.
We engineer. Rooted in building foundational infrastructure for cultural organizations, our studio is focused on helping museums help themselves by creating sustainable digital products and experiences that embed digital into your organization’s DNA. We work with the tools and technologies that make the most sense for the unique needs of our clients. Whether it’s a WordPress backend or a custom GraphQL API, we custom tailor your technology stack from the ground up.
We design. Our designers focus on your visitor’s experience. We call them experience designers, but they have a range of experiences that pair with the needs of the artistic and cultural sectors. We believe in a human centered design approach and our design teams are always working in the service of our client’s clients.
We experiment. We love data, and we love using data to bring your organization’s stories to life. We use machine learning, computer vision, and more to enhance your data and find new relationships and stories within your existing assets. Through data science we can help your organization understand the shape of its collections.
Who We Are
We’re a team of museum specialists, engineers, designers, product managers, and data scientists who help museums redefine themselves through the sensible application of technology.
Micah Walter Founder
I’m a technologist, writer, photographer and programmer. My work has spanned the areas of digital content strategy, management and infrastructure planning, computer programming and development of scalable web applications utilizing a wide variety of languages, systems and technologies. I was previously the Director of Digital & Emerging Media at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.
We partner with a variety of designers, developers, and data scientists to create a project team specific to the needs of our clients.
We are grateful to our advisors for steering us in the right direction and providing us with insight along the way.
Angie Judge, CEO, Dexibit
Aaron Cope, SFO Museum
Seb Chan, ACMI
We want to thank our friends at NEW INC for the continued support. NEW INC is the New Museum’s cultural incubator where a vibrant community of designers, engineers, and artists are working at the intersection of arts, technology, and design. Special thanks to the Knight Foundation for their generous support and funding of the Museum Technology track at NEW INC.