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 for C++, C# / .NET, Java, Python, and Actionscript. The framework supports 300+ unique gestures, more than any other software development kit available. In 2009, Ideum introduced GestureML, the world’s first mark-up language for multitouch.
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 Atmosphere Association (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Since 1999, Ideum has worked on nearly 100 interactive media projects in the fields of art, culture, history, music, science, and technology. The company’s goal is to create visitor-centric exhibits that seamlessly integrate a balance of compelling design, intuitive user interfaces, and dynamic content. Ideum-developed exhibits adhere to the highest technical and accessibility standards.
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 to be held in the summer of 2013.
Ideum’s custom exhibit and Web work has been honored by the American Association of Museums’ MUSE Awards, the Webby Awards, the Pirelli International Multimedia Awards, the Museums and the Web Conference “Best of the Web,” and other industry awards.