This project consisted of over 20 interactive exhibits for a Science and Technology museum in Saudi Arabia. Exhibits included a 5 metre multi-touch table, a 1 metre square multi-touch table allowing users to design their own Arabesque patterns using simple tiles that they could combine and lock together to create their own patterns, a portrait mounted 56 inch touch screen enabling users to drag an on-screen magnifying glass over an illustrated human body revealing early islamic knowledge of human anotomy, a wall mounted sliding plasma screen engaging a pulley system allowing the user to drag the screen from left to right to navigate/scroll through content, a top down projection onto a resin based relief surface with contours showing an animation of how early Islamic settlements were formed and grew over time as well as a number of uniquely designed touch screen applications covering a whole range different topics.
Philips MMD is the manufacturer of state-of-the-art touch screens. They exhibit them and their qualities on many fairs around the world. However, competition in fierce and to fully grasp the quality and responsiveness of these screens, people must touch them…. But how do you get people to touch a touch screen? Being experts in conceptualizing and realizing high quality applications for touch devices, FONK was asked to come to the rescue. To support Philips MMD globally FONK realized the digital 22Tracks Jukebox. This application combines three important human senses: seeing, hearing and touching. Together they create a really cool User Experience. And combined with the high quality screen, it truly has become a one of a kind set-up that visitors of fairs around the world want to touch. Mission accomplished!