Category Archive for Yahoo Maps

Ideum Multitouch Table at Ontario Science Centre

There is a video on YouTube of our MT2 multitouch table in action at the Ontario Science Centre. The video shows our multitouch mash-up that uses Yahoo! Maps and Flickr photos. (The video also includes various applications from  NUI’s Snowflake software suite which comes bundled with each table.)  We worked with Ontario Science Centre to customize the mapping program and they have opened it up to the Flickr community.  Visitors can join their group, Innovation in Toronto, and upload geo-tagged photos to be included in the …

Multitouch Exhibit Design 3: The Visitor Experience

This post is the third in a series of three posts exploring multitouch and multiuser design. Our company, Ideum, develops computer-based interactive exhibits for museums. The first post addresses user interaction and feedback, the second focuses on User Interface (UI) elements, objects and environments, while the third looks more broadly at how multitouch and multiuser exhibits can shape the visitor experience. Traditional Computer-Based Interactives Part of our attraction to multitouch and multiuser exhibits has to do with their ability to enhance …

Multitouch Exhibit Design 2: Elements, Objects, and Environments

This post is the second in a series of three exploring multitouch and multiuser design. Our company, Ideum, develops computer-based interactive exhibits for museums. The first post addresses user interaction and feedback, the second focuses on User Interface (UI) elements, objects and environments, while the third looks more broadly at how multitouch and multiuser exhibits can shape the visitor experience. Objects, Environments, and Navigation The last post explored the types of gestures and the way in which visitors interact. This post …

Multitouch Table and Mapping Exhibit Install

Earlier this week, we installed our first multitouch table at the Don Harrington Discovery Center in Amarillo, Texas. The touch table is right in the entranceway to the museum near a large satellite photograph of Amarillo and its’ environs. The table runs a custom mulituser, multitouch application we developed with the Don Harrington Discovery Center and Vulcan Park and Museum. This multitouch mashup application uses Flickr and Yahoo! Maps. There is more on the design and software development process on the …