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 Ideum portfolio. The video below shows some of the features found in the application.
The press came out to see the exhibit. The local newspaper and all three network news channels showed up. Below DHDC’s Executive Director, Joe Hastings got interviewed by the local press.
Our next installation is in two weeks in Birmingham, Alabama. We’re going be installing another table along with two multitouch enabled HP TouchSmart kiosks. As far as we know, this will be the first time multitouch technology has been used exclusively throughout a permanent exhibit space.