On a recent business trip in Detroit, a last minute meeting cancellation gave me the opportunity to visit the Henry Ford Museum. One of the exhibits I enjoyed was the "Driving America" exhibit which showcased the influence of the automobile on American culture. I was most impressed with these interactive touch-screen displays they had. These large touch-screen monitors offered images, video, and content beyond what was on display at the museum. They gave visitors the opportunity to create and save custom content that they could later access via computer or smartphone after leaving the museum.
Shown in the photo I snapped from my phone, you can see me interacting with the content by swiping, zooming, and moving things on the display. I was delighted to see that the museum brought this digital platform into the overall experience. What was more amazing to me was the use of a QR code to access and save the content that I was looking at on my smartphone. Talk about an emerging platforms on top of emerging platforms! I did see other visitors, both young and old, playing around with the touch-screen displays. I think they were intuitive enough for anyone to navigate. However, I definitely wonder how... Read more