Designing for Empathy: Perspectives on theMuseum Experienceis a timely and intriguing collection of essays that argues for museums to dedicate themselves to the creation of experiences which promote empathy and affective concern as a way to both strengthen society and heal our broken social fabric. . . . There is much to be admired in Gokcigdem’s latest contribution to discussions about the role of empathy in museums. Readers will find the collection’s efforts to identify the core characteristics of empathy-based exhibit design to be especially. . . Some readers may also balk at Gokcigdem’s suggestion that there is a single essence, a oneness, that unites the universe, and that museums can help to reveal the essential interconnectedness between humanity and the planet on which we live. But in a time of enormous social tension, political turmoil, and public unrest, perhaps such lofty aspirations are exactly what we need.