N-YHS: Interactive Columns
New York, NY | November 2011
The Interactive Columns allow visitors to peruse six stories presented on touchscreen displays. Each touchscreen presents a different theme investigating New York’s exceptional role in American History. Mounted alongside the touchscreens are key objects that relate to the topics under discussion.
The visitor interacts by swiping their finger on the screen horizontally to choose between the different articles. Their finger movements appear to “drag” the articles from side to side, with a one-to-one correspondence. By swiping up and down an article can be dragged to reveal its entire length. Images and text within the articles can be enlarged with a double tap to view in greater detail and restored to their place in the article with an additional double tap. It is also possible to use a ‘pinch’ and ‘unpinch’ two finger gesture to reduce and enlarge the articles. After a few minutes of inactivity, the application transitions to an introductory image, waiting for the next visitor to swipe the articles into full view and begin exploring.Back to Portfolio