Funktek is a co-creative design project targeting museums and people with special needs, funded by The Swedish Inheritance Fund Commission. The aim of the project is to design and develop new forms of experiences for specific target groups through a user centered design process. Through this work the project wants to enable more people to take part in the museum activities and exhibitions.
The project asks how technology in museums can be used to enhance participation and democracy, how can people with special needs experience museum exhibitions and work on equal terms, and how this form of work can lead to sustainable urban development and more democratic urban environments. Together with a broad group of young people with different special needs the project wants to anwer the questions. On a practial level the project will explore, design and develop new technologies that will work in a museum context, and that can be spread nationally and internationally.
The project Funktek is managed by the Göteborg City Museum in cooperation with Utopias, Changemaker, Mistra Urban Futures, The Swedish Exibition Agency and RISE Interactive (formerly called Interactive Institute).