Creating new ways for Guests
to experience artwork

This permanent exhibit opened October 26, 2016 at the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark. The exhibit combines three different interactives, a portrait machine, artwork eye-tracking station, and a recording booth. The goal is to provoke new discussions about artwork for guests of all ages and to show artwork in a different light than just hanging up on a wall in a gallery. I worked with Edward Blake, the other interaction designer, to establish the interactions of each experience and to work with our developers to test the prototypes.

ROLE: Interaction Designer and Researcher

 

It's moments like these that make our very long nights and hard work all worth it.

 
 

 

Artwork Eye-tracking

Guests sit down and view a piece of artwork for 10 seconds, during this period their eye movement is tracked. After, they are displayed information such as the line of eye movement, eye gaze, focus points, and a heat map of areas they focused more on.

 
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 Example of an eye gaze path.

Example of an eye gaze path.

 

PORTRAIT MACHINE

Guests select a pose, move into that position, then a picture is taken of them. A friend uses a translucent screen to pin crops of artwork onto their friends picture. They have the option to email the picture to themselves to post on social media and share with friends.

 
 


Recording Booth

Two Guests enter the recording booth and select a piece of artwork to talk about. They are prompted with a discussion question and begin talking about it together. The prompts provoke unique responses and one of the outputs of the recording booth is a GIF of snapshots of the session paired with "the most interesting" words that were spoken. Guests receive an email with the video of the session and a curated GIF to post on social media.

The outside of the booth has a collage of GIFs from other Guests' sessions.

 
 Can you spot me?

Can you spot me?

 

what the computer sees in these experiences