Image Map
Sep 162012

The Fraizer Museum of Loiusville¬†¬†came to us with a request for a touchscreen image viewer. The museum had a collection of rare color photographs from WWI, but no means to display them. I wrote a user interface (in Actionscript) that displays each of the images as a thumbnail. When displayed on a touchscreen enabled HD flatscreen, museum patrons can touch each thumbnail to display a larger version, along with a caption and location information. To help draw in patrons and save the screen from burn-in, the software is also equipped with a timer that will automatically zoom to random images if no user interaction is detected during the timeout period. This allows for a nearly maintenance free, set-it-and-leave-it museum exhibit that’s easy to install and sure to please.