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HCI+ISE Conference Update

It has been a couple of weeks now since we hosted the Human Computer Interaction in Informal Science Education (HCI+ISE) conference and we wanted to let you know about what's next.

First off, many conference participants (and others) have asked about the potential for a follow-up conference.  At the moment, nothing is planned, but we are looking to host a meetup as part of the Association of Science -Technology Centers (ASTC) 2013 conference in October here in Albuquerque. Please contact us if you are interested in attending (this open to anyone, not just participants of the HCI+ISE conference).

The HCI+ISE LinkedIn Group is now open to anyone who would like to join. We hope to continue our conversation there. In addition, there is an HCI+ISE Flickr Group with photographs from the event (some are shared below).

In September, a PDF and print book of the conference findings will be made available on the HCI+ISE website. We will post updates about this publication and the ASTC conference meetup later this summer. Thanks again to Intel for their sponsorship and to the National Science Foundation which provided major support for this conference.

HCI+ISE Day Two

Ideum Open Studio Party

HCI+ISE Day Three

HCI+ISE Day Four

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by Jim Spadaccini View Jim Spadaccini's User Profile on Jul 2, 2013
 
  
  
  

New Exhibit Download: Moon Landing Gigapixel

The gigapixel moon-landing exhibit is a multitouch interface that allows scrolling of a gigapixel moon-landing image. Hotspots on the gigapixel open information panels with slideshows of images and descriptive text. This exhibit also includes a vertical scrolling image gallery.

The exhibit is fully configured in CML to support easy customization of features. Each hotspot can have an associated title, slideshow of images, and text descriptions. Font sizes and colors, information overlay background color, and the media files are all customizable through CML.

Click here to download

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by Jenny Wright View Jenny Wright's User Profile on Jun 27, 2013
 
  

New Exhibit Download: Album Viewer

The album viewer exhibit is a multitouch interface that allows fullscreen images and videos accompanied by a description overlay panel.

The exhibit is fully configured in CML to support easy customization of features. Each image and video can have an associated title and description. Font sizes and colors, information overlay background color, and the amount of media files are all customizable.

Click here to download

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by Jenny Wright View Jenny Wright's User Profile on Jun 18, 2013
 
  
  
  

Open Exhibits at-a-glance

We've been keeping tabs on the Open Exhibits community and its activities for the past year and have put together this simple infographic using infogr.am to provide a quick snapshot of the community at this point in time:

http://infogr.am/Open-Exhibits-262/

 

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by Jennifer Borland View Jennifer Borland's User Profile on Jun 7, 2013
 
  
  
  

Visitor Use of Multitouch Tables in the Galleries

One of the questions within our research was whether having a table in the galleries impacts the amount of attention and the amount of time spent on other elements.

In each of the galleries we studied, the multitouch table was not the most 'popular' object in the gallery, that was always an element of the collection. For instance, in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, over 86% of the visitors spent time with the Stegomastodon jaw, and roughly 63% used the multitouch table.

The stay time in each of the galleries was longer for the table than any other object in the galleries, averaging about 2 minutes at each site. While we've observed longer stay times at other multitouch tables, those tables tend to have more extensive or directed interactives than the collections-based content on these tables.

 

Visitor Use of Table

Median Time

(mm:ss)

Exhibited

Social Behavior

IPCC

40% (n=12)

1:52

25% (n=3)

Maxwell

72.4% (n=21)

2:30

66.7% (n=14)

NMMNHS

62.5% (n=20)

2:04

80% (n=16)

 

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by Kate Haley Goldman View Kate Haley Goldman's User Profile on Jun 7, 2013
 
  
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