Interactivity at Ecomuseum
They wanted to deploy innovative technologies to engage visitors, like kiosks providing access to information about agricultural cycles and festivals in the area throughout the year, and giving access to demographic information about the area via a touch screen kiosk. These interactive solutions were developed by Displax.
In order to entertain the whole family, Displax also created a solution which could detect body movements through high-precision sensors and react to this motion. The company’s innovative ‘Skin’ technology was deployed in a 32” LCD in the window of the tourist office of the museum, designed to be interacted with through gestures even when the office was closed for the night.
Inside the museum, there is an interactive table that allows visitors to access information via a 42” touch screen. Once the visitor touches an image, more information appears on the touch screen embedded in the desk. This is complemented by the projection of other content onto the surroundings walls, so that visitors can also see images on a larger scale. Users can also choose from 42” LCDs what videos should be played in widescreen mode on the background video wall.
A Concept Experience Tunnel was developed to provide the visitor with an immersive experience in which projections react to body movements as they walk down the corridor, and another installation using ‘painting’ software was created to appeal to children visiting the museum.
The Director of the Ecomuseum, David Teixeira, commented: “The Ecomuseum of Barroso is an innovative and unique project which breaks through the old rules of museology and introduces a new concept: Please Touch!”
Monday, May 24, 2010