Kinect Enabled Gigapixel Viewer Part 3: Physically Using the Kinect

The Kinect is unique and extremely hygienic in the fact that it allows a user to manipulate digital items without touching anything, though arguably the part that most people enjoy more involves the part that makes them feel like they … Continue reading

Posted in Gestures, Research

More opportunities to provide feedback

Thanks for your interest and participation in the Open Exhibits community.  With exciting new changes and additions in the works, the Open Exhibits team is again seeking to get feedback, better understand people’s use of the Open Exhibits resources, and to gauge … Continue reading

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Building with Open Exhibits at ACM ITS Conference

Learn how to build multitouch applications with Open Exhibits: Attend our in-person workshop at the upcoming Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) Conference. The event runs from November 11-14, 2012 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Organised by ACM, the world’s largest computing society, … Continue reading

Posted in Multi-touch, Research, Software, UI Design

Improved Papers and A New Bounty

As we gear up for the release of Open Exhibits 2.5 later this year, we have expanded the Papers section of the website. Papers now includes a search function and better tagging to help you navigate and find what you … Continue reading

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Research Update: Institutional Review Board (IRB) Submission

The Open Exhibits IRB application is officially under review at the University of New Mexico Human Research Protections Office! As soon as the research is officially approved, we can start collecting data. The research plan was submitted for Expedited New … Continue reading

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Research Update: Audio/Video Testing

Through the research in Open Exhibits we hope to better understand how visitors interact with multitouch surfaces. Currently, we’re prepping a component of the research where we will audio and video record visitors as they interact with a multitouch table … Continue reading

Posted in Multi-touch, Research, Visitor Experience

Fall 2012 Conference Round-up

This fall brings three exciting conferences of interest to the Open Exhibits community, and lead Open Exhibits organization Ideum will be participating in each. The first is ASTC 2012, the Association of Science-Technology Centers conference in Columbus, Ohio on October … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Culture, Exhibit Design, Research

Open Exhibits – The Road Ahead

Over the next few weeks you will start to see more changes on the Open Exhibits website.  There are a few new developments with the project. Charles Veasey is now the Project Coordinator for Open Exhibits and he is busy … Continue reading

Posted in Community, OE SDK, Research

Multitouch Table Exhibit with Audio Layer Prototype

As I mentioned in my previous post,  Open Exhibits Lead Developer, Charles Veasey and I attended a workshop at the Museum of Science in Boston this week that explored accessibility issues in computer-based exhibits.   In the next few weeks, we will share … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Community, Exhibit Design, Gestures, Hardware, Multi-touch, OE SDK, Research, Software, UI Design, Usability, Visitor Experience

Creating Museum Media for Everyone

Next week, myself and Charles Veasey from the Open Exhibits project will be attending a week-long workshop focusing on accessibility issues in computer-based interactives held at the Museum of Science in Boston.  The project, Creating Museum Media for Everyone is a National … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Development, Exhibit Design, Gestures, Multi-touch, Research, UI Design, Usability, Visitor Experience