Looking for an audience research partner or evaluation consultant?

People, Places & Design Research works exclusively on audience and market research for museums and cultural-interpretive sites that emphasize art, history, science, and nature. We have conducted close to 700 studies for over 190 organizations.

We are experts at solving your visitor experience concerns and we can help you engage your audience.

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Our Approach

•  CREATING strategies to address your needs
•  SELECTING/ADAPTING appropriate research methods
•  GUIDING logistics of IMPLEMENTING research
•  ANALYZING the data thoroughly
•  INTERPRETING and PRESENTING the findings

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Testimonials

Jeff is a distinguished leader in audience evaluation... he seeks to understand the questions his clients have about their audiences and creates evaluation strategies that uniquely address these questions. - Andrew Anway
Amaze Design, Inc.
PPDR has extensive experience working in diverse and very busy museum environments... they deliver very high quality reports that are useful in informing further decision making. - Leslie Swartz
Boston Children's Museum
I would never dream of undertaking a major exhibition or other interpretive project without People, Places & Design Research on my team. - David M. Kahn
Adirondack Experience
We have worked with PPDR for over 20 years. We have used their evaluation processes to gain funding through major federal grants, and to refine the scope of our exhibitions, two of which have won Awards of Excellence from AAM. - Aurelia Gomez
Museum of International Folk Art
Here’s what [the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation] said about your Needs Assessment: “We’ve been over it several times” … “It’s full of good information” … “It is a remarkable piece of research.” - Anne Butterfield
Anne Butterfield Company
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Special Interests

We have developed specialized skills to meet our clients' unique needs.
•  AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUMS
•  NEW MUSEUMS
•  STORYLINE TESTING
•  ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
•  MEDIA INNOVATIONS

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Our Clients

We have served over 190 cultural-interpretive organizations.
•  ART MUSEUMS
•  GARDENS & PARKS
•  CHILDREN'S MUSEUMS
•  CULTURAL MUSEUMS
•  HISTORY MUSEUMS & SITES
•  SCIENCE MUSEUMS

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