Entries are a single interactive kiosk in a gallery, visitor center or other public space.
Jury Chair: James Quo-Ping Lin, Chief of Exhibition Service Division
National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Secretary-General, Chinese Association of Museums, Vice-President, MCN-Taiwan Chapter
Gold: Grammy Museum Interactives
Grammy Museum and Second Story Interactive Studios
Exhibition Design by Gallagher & Associates
Judges said: Grammy Museum Interactives provide all kinds of lively, interesting and useful information about the history of the Grammy Award and the evolution of different music genre in America. Grammy Museum not only utilize the fabulous audio-visual technology to present the collections and features of the museum but also work very hard to create an unique environment/ atmosphere to conveys a more vivid experience for visitors of all ages. Visitors can truly experience and enjoy the atmosphere organized by Grammy Museum and even fantasize to be a music producer.
Well done Grammy Museum! It can be regarded as a good example to show how a museum combines the museum collections, historical material and interactive kiosks and seriously depicts the possibilities and the potential what a future museum could be.
Producers said: The Grammy Museum, in the heart of the L.A. Live entertainment destination in downtown Los Angeles, brings visitors into the creative process of music making and the history behind today’s musical forms. From the grand entrance that unfolds 30 years of Grammy Awards performances into one sweeping media environment to the eight unique interactive audio production suites which allow visitors to work “in the studio” with producers and engineers, creativity and technical accomplishment are the focus of these large-scale installations.
SILVER: The Harley-Davidson Fantasy Custom Bike Build
Harley-Davidson Museum and Belle and Wissell, co.
Judges said: The Harley-Davidson Fantasy Custom Bike Build really is a really fancy and highly interactive kiosk to bring users to create their own online Harley-Davidson Bike without any expense. The interface is exquisite, simple and easy to use for users of all age. At the end of the journey, users even can email the costumed bike to themselves and enjoy a virtual ride. The whole design is attractive and fascinating and could be kind of dream come true for any adult or child who ever dream of having a Harley-Davidson Bike and careering down the road.
Producers said: The Fantasy Custom Bike Build is an interactive installation at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee that allows the museum’s visitors to customize historic Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. This interactive, located in the museum’s Custom Culture Gallery, enables visitors to design their own dreambikes by swapping parts from historic Harley-Davidson motorcycles in adjacent displays onto their selected base vehicle. Users can pre-visualize an array of part options, with a large selection of complimentary finishes and paint colors. Completed bikes are given a unique bike number, added to the permanent collection database, and presented above for all to see on the Virtual Road. Visitors can also elect to email an image of their completed bike to their home email.
This project was designed and developed by Belle & Wissell, Co. in close collaboration with the Harley-Davidson Archives and Curatorial staff.
BRONZE: Library of Congress New Visitor Experience
Library of Congress and Second Story Interactive Studios
Judges said: Library of Congress New Visitor Experience provides a rich and multi-functional experience with well researched content that connect the historic artifact, the people and the context. The interactive wall is not only innovative and engaging and makes users to have lots of fun and excitement but also beautifully designed and enables users to gain enough knowledge and information about the library.
Producers said: The Library of Congress Experience is the institution’s new public face, consisting of four permanent, state-of-the-art exhibitions housed in the magnificent Thomas Jefferson Building. Immersive audiovisual installations and rich, touch-screen interactives fuse curatorial expertise with innovative technology and are seamlessly integrated into the exhibition spaces. The interactive installations capitalize on the significant Library treasures and exceptional architecture of the building to enlighten, inspire, and encourage visitors to continue their explorations online at home. From interactive games to collection browsers and life-size interactive projections, the visual language of the designs communicates the stature of the institution and its responsiveness to the public it serves.
HONORABLE MENTION: 12151791 Sculpture Interactive
McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum and Second Story Interactive Studios
Judges said: The 12151791 Sculpture Interactive is a good example of how to present a contemporary installation with an interactive kiosk, especially one such as this, which is a huge and ongoing project. This interactive features a critical statement about the meaning of freedom, quoted from many historical moments. With the help of the kiosk, the entire installation clearly presents the concept of the project and makes users understand the value and significance of freedom.
Producers said: Filling the atrium of the Freedom Museum, the 12151791 sculpture consists of a tight spiral of 43 thin cords hung from the museum’s ceiling, on which planes etched with quotations are suspended. This work of art models a conversation about freedom which the interactive kiosk allows visitors to enter into more fully: over 800 quotations can be browsed and searched, and insight into the meaning of the sculpture and the ideas of its creators can be gleaned from the elegant interface. As a new cord with quotations is added to the sculpture these new quotations are easily added to the kiosk as well, keeping the interactive both current and a perfect companion to the evocative sculpture.
Su-Chu Hsu, Professor and Director of Graduate School of Art and Technology Center for Art and Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
Yi-Ping Hung, Professor and Director, Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Jin-Wei NIE, Assistant Professor of Chung-Yuan Christian University, Chung Li, Taiwan, Chief Secretary, Committee of Exhibition, Chinese Association of Museums, Taipei, Taiwan
Tien-Yu Hsu, Head of Digital Archives and Digital Musuem Project, National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan
Fang-yin Lin, President/Creative Director, Bright Ideas Design Co., Taipei, Taiwan
Hsin-chien Huang, Creative Director, TECHARTGROUP company limited/Creator, STORYNET Co., Taipei, Taiwan
Sam Ting-Sheng LAI, Assistant Researcher, Exhibition Service Division of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan