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Our Approach

Our process begins with a strategic discovery. We collaborate closely with our clients as we visualize designs, craft stories, and develop the experience from conception through launch.

Our Values

We believe in creating digital experiences that are both beautiful and meaningful.

  • We foster an emphasis on collaboration and communication, both within our teams and with our partners.

  • We listen carefully to our clients and our peers, identify the best strategy, and advocate strongly for our vision.

  • With several educators on staff, we firmly believe in teaching our team and partners “to fish.”

  • We maintain a commitment to innovation, while leveraging tools and processes born of 25 years of experience.

The Night Kitchen team working around a table.
The Night Kitchen team working around a table

Our Process

We are Agile. We can also do the Waterfall thing, when needed.

We find the Agile workflow best-suited to most of our projects, although we recognize that Waterfall is a better fit for some partnerships. Either way we are well-versed in both methodologies, which allows us to assess each project on a case-by-case basis and make the appropriate determination of which process will be best-suited.

The Agile Approach

The Agile approach allows for a flexible development process where we can test and modify our design in a series of iterative sprints. At the beginning of each sprint, we review proposed project features and set concrete goals and priorities. We begin with high priority components and functionality and continue to iterate as the budget or schedule permits.

Waterfall workflow diagram

The Waterfall Approach

The Waterfall approach includes a series of distinct phases that allow for systematic development and approval of project requirements, design documentation, and development milestones. We begin with an in-depth discovery phase before moving into design and development to produce an Alpha prototype, a testable Beta, and a final Gold deliverable.

Papers, Workshops & Presentations

We share our knowledge.

Our team members regularly share knowledge and participate in demonstrations and collaborations. Through publications and conference presentations we have discussed a variety of topics, including informal learning and the evolving role of technology in museums and public spaces.

Upcoming Presentations


Miller, V. and Moon, M., pre-conference workshop: Inside and Out: Place-based Digital Storytelling from the Gallery to the Trail New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference, Jersey City, NJ, June 5, 2024.

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Previous Papers, Workshops and Presentations

  • Miller, V. and Lapides, M., breakout session: Learning through Games: Expanding Stories and Audiences with Cooperative Play Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Wilmington, DE, October 11, 2023.

  • Miller, V., Harris, D. A., and Bassett, P., lightning session: Promoting Historic Sites with the Camden County Heritage Tourism Interactive Touchwall New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, June 13, 2023.

  • Miller, V. and Lapides, M., pre-conference workshop: Cooperative Multiplayer Games for the Museum Space MuseWeb 23, Washington, D.C., April 3, 2023.


  • Miller, V., Crawford, S., and Giarratani, L., concurrent session: Reinforcing the Message: Weaving Climate Stories Throughout Galleries and Exhibits Association of Science and Technology Centers 2022 Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 12, 2022.

  • Lauben, L., Caires, T., Darvasi, P., and Lim, S., concurrent session: Finding Common Ground: Resolving Conflict in Games Games For Change Festival 2022, Virtual, July 15, 2022.

  • Miller, V., Rivera, N., and Schultz Angel, J., presentation: Getting Emotional Over History: Incorporating SEL Standards in Museum Education American Association for State and Local History Online Conference, Virtual, October 12-15, 2021.

  • Miller, V., and Ozen, F., panelists: Establishing a New Centennial: Designs for Advancing Equality, Meet the Designers Philadelphia Design Festival, Virtual, October 12, 2020.

  • Miller, V., and Miller, E., presentation: Designing for Spaces in a Digital World Philly Tech Week Lunch Lessons, Virtual, September 28, 2020.

  • Fisher, M., Miller, V., Chandler, T., and Miller, E., session: Lost & Founders: Augmented Reality Mobile Game to Engage Visitors Onsite American Association for State and Local History Conference 2019, Philadelphia, PA, August 30, 2019.

  • Fisher, M., Miller, V., and Chandler, T., presentation: Lost & Founders: The Poe House Experience Philly Tech Week Signature Event, Philadelphia, PA, May 10, 2019.

  • Fisher, M., Miller, V., and Chandler, T., workshop: Democratization of XR: Extending Reality for the Public Philly Tech Week PhillyCAM Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, May 10, 2019.

  • Fisher, M., presentation: Catching Our Breath: Assessing Digital Technologies for Meaningful Audience Engagement Thrive Arts Conference 2018, Princeton, NJ, June 7, 2018.

  • Fisher, M., panelist: Voices Matter: Addressing Sensitive Topics and Multiple Perspectives Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Wilmington, DE, October 22, 2016.

  • Fisher, M., presentation: From Exclusion to Representation: Digital Exhibitions Interpreting Slavery, Disability and Prejudice in American History Center for Visual Culture, Bryn Mawr, PA, October 19, 2016.

  • Miller, V., poster presentation: Immersive Paleoart: Reconstructing Dreadnoughtus schrani ACM Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH), Anaheim, CA, July 24, 2016.

  • Miller, V., paper presentation: Reconstructing Dreadnoughtus schrani: A Virtual Reality Use Case in Paleontology Education IATED EDULEARN16: 8th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, July 4, 2016.

  • Miller, V., session: Adapting Science Documentaries for Cinematic VR Women in Telecommunications Conference, Tech It Out meeting, Villanova, PA, June 30, 2016.

  • Mann, S., Moses, J., and Fisher, M., article: Catching Our Breath: Assessing Digital Technologies for Meaningful Visitor Engagement, National Association of Museum Exhibition’s Exhibitionist, Fall 2013.

  • Donadio, M., presentation: What is Drupal Answers? Drupaldelphia, Philadelphia, PA, October 2013.

  • Fisher, M., panel presentation: It’s mobile, but is it working? Evaluating the effectiveness of mobile apps American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 2013.

  • Fisher, M., and Donadio, M., workshop: Designing for Everybody: Accessible, Responsive, Universal Design in Drupal Museums and the Web Conference, Portland, OR, April 2013.

  • Fisher, M., and Moses, J., paper presentation: Rousing the Mobile Herd: Apps that Encourage Real Space Engagement Museums and the Web Conference, Portland, OR, April 2013.

  • Kuetemeyer, D., and Mann, S., panel presentation: Fostering Creative Collaboration within your Organization: A Hands-On Approach American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, May 1, 2012.

  • Mann, S., panel presentation: In Memoriam: Interpreting Human Tragedy American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April 2012.

  • Mann, S., article: When a Boxcar Isn’t a Boxcar: Designing for Human Rights Learning National Association of Museum Exhibition’s Exhibitionist, Fall 2011.

  • Fisher, M., book chapter: Online Dialogue and Cultural Practice: A Conversation Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, 2011.

  • Fisher, M., and Kuetemeyer, D., panel presentation: Engaging Children in Objects and Art Using High-Tech to No-Tech Tools American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, May 2011.

  • Mann, S., panel presentation: Using Learning Theory in the Exhibit Design Process American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, May 2011.

  • Fisher, M., paper presentation: PhilaPlace to AnyPlace: Building a Reusable Community Platform for Mapping and Sharing History Museums and the Web Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2011

  • Fisher, M., panel presentation: Letting Go? Historical Authority in a User-Generated World American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, May 2010.

  • Fisher, M., panel presentation: The Social Museum: Online Community-building and the Future of Museums Museum Series at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, March 2010.

  • Fisher, M., panel presentation: Museums and the Social Web Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Saratoga, NY, October 2009.

  • Fisher, M., panel presentation: Museum as Platform: Envisioning Visitors as Creators and Contributors American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 2009.

  • Fisher, M., panel presentation: The Places and Stories that Matter American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 2009.

  • Fisher, M., panel presentation: Breaking New Ground: Traveling the Rocky Road of Innovation National Art Education Association National Convention, Minneapolis, MN, April 2009.

  • Fisher, M., paper presentation: The Art of Storytelling: Enriching Art Museum Exhibits and Education through Visitor Narratives Museums and the Web Conference, Montreal, Canada, April 2008.

  • Fisher, M., and Twiss-Garrity, B., paper presentation: Remixing Exhibits: Constructing Participatory Narratives With On-Line Tools To Augment Museum Experiences Museums and the Web Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2007.