Chicago History Museum Interactive Touchscreen Kiosk

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Created: 12/06/11
Last Edited: 11/20/12
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Visitors to Chicago History Museum can re-live the city’s rich history during Abraham Lincoln’s time with this animated interactive kiosk.
  • Chicago History Museum Interactive Touchscreen Kiosk

    Visitors to Chicago History Museum can re-live the city's rich history during Abraham Lincoln's time with this animated interactive kiosk. 
  • The kiosk is part of a permanent exhibit at the museum, which hired Mightybytes to augment the exhibit’s richness through engaging interactivity and animation that plays on a large touchscreen.
  • OUR APPROACH
    In order to meet business goals, Mightybytes created an interface that:

    • Was created using the exhibit’s collection of lithographs
    • Allows guests to explore additional portraits and images in the form of “tours” through the city of Chicago
    • Immerses guests in the experience by letting them explore the kiosk according to their own interests

    IMPLEMENTATION
    The kiosk enables users to examine objects in the scenes and learn additional information and knowledge. The application features navigation, transitions between locations, and page animations that create a visual visit to the city’s past.

    The kiosk, which was built using Flash, required robust storage capacity due to the many high quality images stored in its content. The interface, with its Romantic Period-style graphic flourishes and color palette, was designed to complement but not detract or compete with the lithographs.

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