• DinaKhalil

Things Behind Glass | Project Proposal

Pitch Idea #1


Solution (Describe your idea in one short sentence.)

Living Artworks: reenacting artifacts and artworks as an audio story performed by actors in character from the era or context.


Target Audience (Who does this solution satisfy?):

-Visually impaired.

-Students.

-The elderly.


Competitive Analysis (Do solutions already exist? If so, describe them and explain why your solution is better. Two sentences max.):

An app called Aira* exists on smartphones that provide verbal item descriptions. However, it lacks the storytelling aspect that would help the user get a clearer image of a room.


How it Works (How are you going to build it? What support do you need?):

Actor would reenact the story of key players in relation to the artifact. This would be recorded and stored to be played for visitors next to the artifact on an arduino with a play button.

*https://blooloop.com/features/accessible-museums-using-technology/


Pitch Idea #2


Solution (Describe your idea in one short sentence.)

A High Fidelity 3D model of different items augmented with textures, smells, and atmospheric sounds.


Target Audience (Who does this solution satisfy?):

-Visually impaired

-Kids

-The elderly


Competitive Analysis (Do solutions already exist? If so, describe them and explain why your solution is better. Two sentences max.):

Solutions of similar ideas exist e.g. at the Museum of Natural History- consists of rocket replicas which people can touch and upon touch an audio recording plays explaining that part of the rocket.

Ours is more personalised in terms of tertiary, visual and audio experience, and you can feel the model details(e.g. Fabric,paint etc.), while experiencing the historical figure’s roleplay recording.


How it Works (How are you going to build it? What support do you need?):

3D Print Model

Add textures to space e.g. fabrics, paint textures(can be felt and smelled) that can be felt.

Add audio/play buttons.


Pitch Idea #3


Solution (Describe your idea in one short sentence.)

Discover an artifact from multiple perspectives, as told through audio by the artist themselves, docents, historians, educators, and patrons.

Target Audience (Who does this solution satisfy?):

-Visually impaired.

-Students


Competitive Analysis (Do solutions already exist? If so, describe them and explain why your solution is better. Two sentences max.):

Online reviews can be viewed to get an idea of the piece. Our solution is like a social exercise connecting people who go to museums and want to share theirs and hear others’ experiences.


How it Works (How are you going to build it? What support do you need?):

Patrons can use hashtags given to them by the museums to describe the artifacts they loved, visitors who are blind can listen to the descriptions online or in the physical museum with the touch of a button.