Ideum is privately-held, creative company based in Corrales, New Mexico. The firm develops commercial software, multitouch hardware, and offers design and installation services to museums, nonprofits, and socially responsible companies.
Ideum has designed and developed a commercial multitouch and motion recognition software development kit (SDK) called GestureWorks. The GestureWorks suite consists of GestureWorks Core for development in C++, .NET(C#, VB), Java, and Python, GestureWorks Flash for ActionScript.The framework supports 300+ unique gestures, more than any other software development kit available. In 2009, Ideum introduced Gesture Markup Language (GML), the world’s first mark-up language for multitouch. In addition, the company has developed GestureWorks Gameplay, a software product that allows gamers to use and build virtual controllers for popular games.
In addition to offering these products, Ideum offers custom software and hardware development and is the principal organization in a number of grants focusing on educational outreach with the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Since 1999, Ideum has worked on over 100 interactive media projects in the fields of art, culture, history, music, science, and technology. Our goal is to create visitor-centric exhibits that reflect a balance of compelling design, intuitive user interfaces, and dynamic content. Ideum’s experience in custom hardware and software development allows for seamless integration, even when utilizing emerging technology.
While Ideum focuses on delivering technically flawless interactive exhibits and Web applications to our clients, the company has a history of experimenting with new and promising educational technologies. In 2008, Ideum developed its’ first multitouch table as a platform for multiuser and gesture-based exhibits. In 2009, Ideum released the GestureWorks framework. In 2010, Ideum was awarded funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Open Exhibits software and community initiative. In 2012, Ideum received NSF funding for the Human Computer Interaction in Informal Science Education (HCI+ISE) conference held in the summer of 2013.