Kiosks, games, apps, and more.
Some of my favorite projects are interactive programs for museums, parks, and schools. These designs typically call for content creation not limited to one medium.
Kent has produced beautifully designed interactive exhibits for us which are very popular with our visitors.Jane Pickering
Elizabeth Park: Kid’s Kiosk
This interactive touchscreen kiosk allows visitors to learn about flowers, fruits, and pollinators in a fun, friendly format. Each section has video and animation to help convey the material.
Quinnipiac University: School of Communications Kiosk
This interactive touchscreen kiosk allows visitors to explore the various programs and resources we offer in the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University.
Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History: Best Memories Photo Booth
This photo-booth style video kiosk allows visitors to record their own favorite memories of the iconic Peabody Museum.
Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History: Samurai and the Culture of Japan’s Great Peace
These four interactive touchscreen kiosks allow visitors to explore aspects of life during the “Great Peace” of Japan. Three of the screens expand on rare books that are on display. Swipe through the pages to learn about how to live a “Good Life”, avoid a “Naughty Life”, or learn about foreign influences in a parody of the 47 Ronin.
Another screen is a game, wherein visitors are challenged to find hidden items in two large scenes of the “City of Edo”. There are thousands of people and items! Can you find the targets?
Seneca Meadows Education Center: Mushrooms and Muskrats
These two interactive video kiosks pose interesting questions to visitors – Can mushrooms eat worms? Do muskrats migrate? Pushbuttons trigger 3D animations and enlightening answers.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: Strike A Balance!
Can you keep your energy levels in balance to make it across the shark-infested pool? In this touchscreen interactive game, choose various food items and activities to keep the tight-rope walker in balance. Choose too many unhealthy foods and you will be dinner for the sharks!
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: Spot the Bloodsuckers!
Gary is under attack! Your goal in this fast-paced interactive game is to help the sleeping character make it through the night, while various bloodsuckers (bedbugs, ticks, mosquitos, lice, and fleas) try to get their next meal. Stop them by properly identifying them as true bloodsuckers or imposters.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: Race to the Lighthouse!
Your goal in this interactive game is to get to the lighthouse first by answering questions about the Long Island Sound and what we can do to protect it.
This project was created in conjunction with the Peabody “Evolutions” program and high school students from New Haven, who provided the video-based questions and answers.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: The Age of Reptiles – Rudolph Zallinger
This pair of interactive touchscreens allow visitors to explore Rudy Zallinger’s famous dinosaur mural – “The Age of Reptiles”. Curators from the museum pop up behind plants and next to dinosaurs to give information about each of the species depicted in the mural, as well as historic and artistic information about Rudy Zallinger and the mural itself.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: Travels in the Great Tree of Life
In this interactive touchscreen game, your mission is to help a friendly cat find its home in the branches of the tree of life, learning about the inter-relatedness of species along the way.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: Our Dynamic Planet
See current weather patterns sweeping across the globe, earthquakes that happened this week, or watch the continents coming together to show the Earth from 300 million years ago. Located in the Hall of Minerals, Earth, and Space, this touchscreen interface has eleven sections of global weather and plate tectonic information, as displayed through the 24″ acrylic “Magic Planet” globe.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: Human Origins
Ever wonder what the difference is between modern humans and early hominids? These touchscreens, guided by video and narration, explore 15 different hominids (like Neanderthals and Australopithecus afarensis) and allow you to compare and rotate skulls side by side, and with “Google Earth” animations, see the countries where they were discovered.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: Torosaurus Project
With video, pictures, and narration, this kiosk details the efforts of dedicated workers and volunteers who created the awe-inspiring Torosaurus statue in front of the museum.
Tesla Time’s Electrical Adventure
Featured in the article “Tesla Time: Igniting Imaginations with Web-Based Instruction” (Spring 2010 issue of Teaching for High Potential) and used in many classrooms across the country, this interactive web program was created to teach 5th graders about electrical circuits.
The exhibit team here really appreciated working with him – he had innovative ideas on how to achieve our exhibit goals, produced material on time (even given some very tight deadlines!) and was always courteous and professional in all his dealings with the museum.Jane Pickering