These days museums have large parts of
their collection locked away in huge archives.
The Fashion Museum of Antwerp (MoMu) transforms this problem in
one of their strengths by digitally unlocking
their hidden treasures to the public.
The interactive wall was initiated by Studio Dos Santos.
Under his guidance MoMu assigned Lab101 to set up a team to work
on the concept, creative and technical challenges. To reach a large audience
the wall was installed outside the museum
makes it accessible during closing hours
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to see how we solved some of the challenges involved
in this type of setup.
More than 1000 collection items or
available and accessible by a interesting collection of tags and
relations. This limited but straightforward way of exploring makes
the exploration effortless and fun for the public.
As it's an semi-outdoor setup we couldn't
rely on popular optical touch technology but had to experiment with
capacative touch. Multiple capactive foils or very sensitive for
interference from their neighbour foils and other hardware.
Therefore we put a lot of effort and research in minimizing the
noise on the different panels. With succes we eliminated more than
90% of the initial noise.
All the capactive foils gave us a maximum
of 80 simultanious touches. Which is more than enough for the