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A presentation by Scott Sayre and Liz Neely at the MIDEA iPads in Museums Seminar.

A presentation by Scott Sayre and Liz Neely at the MIDEA iPads in Museums Seminar.



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  • Donor approached the department of EDA with a challengeEnliven the EDA galleries, stop people in their tracksGeographically challengedTo deliver engaging interactive multimedia programming enhancing object interpretation and visitor experience of EDA galleriesIn-gallery touch screens, with Web resources Beautiful and compelling for all visitorsTo develop systems for authoring, delivery, and production that can be replicated for other galleries in the Art Institute* We had to see this to the donor – it was not her initial thought. But if we were putting in this kind of effort, we wanted it to be broadly re-usable.Authorable by lay peopleConnected to Collection Management
  • -ChallengesLocation of Gallery-Interpretive challenges:-3D utilitarian works of art, why is it at the museum-Hightly decorated – of
  • 18th century France in San Diego, California
  • MacArthur Fellowship Award, 2011Conservator, Silversmith, Renaissance Man
  • Hands in Clay
  • Scalable authoring environmentNew team-based structure – applying it to other projectsCollaborativeCreativeHolistic approach to projectTAP extendedJaharisNew style guideUpdating entire style guide

LaunchPad: Presentation for MIDEA iPads in Museums Seminar LaunchPad: Presentation for MIDEA iPads in Museums Seminar Presentation Transcript

  • LaunchPadFrom the Art Institute of Chicago
  • LaunchPad Goals• Enliven the European Decorative Arts Galleries• Engage and entertain the visitors• Tell the rich histories and stories of these worksAnd..• Develop an authoring system connected to collection management and re-usable in other galleries• Open Source 2
  • Challenges 3
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  • #mcn2012deets 5
  • 21 iPads on Stanchions,4 on Benches 7
  • Testing and Revision• Prototype testing 8
  • Furniture prototyping 9
  • More Testing and Iterating• Installation testing 10
  • Content Authoring Stats• 190 unique stories• 26 videos• 4 animations• 21 ‘360’ degree object rotations• > 500 comparative illustrations• > 300 guide tour stops 11
  • Core Content Reporting 12
  • Manipulating Images:Sèvres Tea Kettle 13
  • #mcn2012deets
  • Patrick Edwards
  • Ubaldo VitaliEngaging Artists: Ubaldo Vitali
  • Ubaldo Vitali
  • Yuki Nyhan
  • Engaging Artists: Yuki Nyhan#mcn2012deets
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  • #mcn2012deets 21
  • #mcn2012deets 22
  • #mcn2012deets 23
  • #mcn2012deets 24
  • #mcn2012deets 25
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  • Authoring Tool
  • TAP & TourML• Content analysis made it a clear fit for the TourML schema (stops, assets, and connections)• IMLS funded grant for TAP allowed updates to the project to be leveraged by LaunchPad• Allowed focus on Kiosk App and Authoring interface since TAP provided the architecture 30
  • Moving Forward: Other Galleries 31
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  • Takeaways• LaunchPad uses media – in and out of the gallery– to tell stories that engage the senses and deepen a visitor’s relationship with the art• Test and iterate with real audiences to build the best solution• Use and extend toolkits for scalability• Working with a community of artist activates and brings to life creativity and process 34