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Open Exhibits: Wrapping Up, Moving Forward

Eight years ago, Ideum and an extraordinary group of creative partners received a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and disseminate Open Exhibits, “a free suite of original, multitouch-enabled, open source exhibit software.” … Continue reading

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The Hard Problem of Connecting Mobile Apps to Touch Tables

The role of mobile applications in the museum field has been a matter of discussion since the debut of the iPhone a decade ago. Since then, many museums have developed mobile apps, explored way finding, and experimented with other uses … Continue reading

Posted in Exhibit Design, Multi-touch

IMLS Funds New Partnership Between Open Exhibits & Omeka

We are excited to announce a new partnership between The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University,  Ideum  (makers of Open Exhibits)  and the University of Connecticut’s Digital Media Center. Our organizations have been awarded a National Leadership Grant … Continue reading

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Multitouch Table Research Findings

A recent addition to our Papers section here on Open Exhibits is worth highlighting here in Open Exhibit blog. Open Exhibits co-PI, Kate Haley Goldman and her colleague Jessica Gonzalez, conducted research at three of our partner museums (Indian Pueblo Cultural … Continue reading

Posted in Exhibit Design, Hardware, Multi-touch, Research, Usability, Visitor Experience

25,000 Downloads of Open Exhibits!

We just surpassed 25,000 downloads of Open Exhibits software!  The release of Open Exhibits 3 has really accelerated the download count and we’re thrilled to see how many developers have already tried it out. If you want to know more about what … Continue reading

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Open Exhibits at ASTC 2013

The Association of Science – Technology Centers (ASTC) is holding their annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico from October 19-22 and Open Exhibits will be there. We are sharing a booth with Ideum (the lead organization for Open Exhibits). We … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Human Computer Interaction in Informal Science Education Conference

Next week Ideum along with Independent Exhibitions will host the Human Computer Interaction in Informal Science Education (HCI+ISE) Conference. This first-of-its-kind conference will bring together exhibit designers, developers, researchers, and educators to explore the potential of new HCI technologies in informal educational … Continue reading

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Working on New Designs for the Open Exhibits Components

Open Exhibits software comes with over 50 UI elements and other librariesthat can be used to construct multitouch and motion tracking applications and exhibits. Recently, we’ve begun redesigning many of the UI elements for a release later this summer. Below are … Continue reading

Posted in Exhibit Design, OE SDK, Software, UI Design

Multitouch & HCI Workshop at WebWise Conference

Next month, I will be presenting at the WebWise Conference in Baltimore. Multitouch Collaborative Computing & Other HCI Delights will cover various aspects of multitouch and multiuser exhibit design. In addition, I will demonstrate some of the other emerging HCI technologies … Continue reading

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Attend the HCI+ISE Conference

Human-Computer Interaction in Informal Science Education (HCI+ISE) Conference  June 11-14, 2013 Albuquerque, New Mexico The HCI+ISE Conference, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will bring together museum exhibit designers and developers, learning researchers, and technology industry professionals to explore the potential … Continue reading

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This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under Award Number MG-30-14-0037-14.

Matching funds for OpenExhibits are provided by Ideum, makers of custom exhibits, touch tables, video walls and touch walls. Ideum also rents multitouch tables.

Open Exhibits is powered by
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