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Infinity of Nations

People's Choice:
4 votes




Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian


Tristan Interactive




Infinity of Nations screen shot 1Infinity of Nations screen shot 1Infinity of Nations visual navigationInfinity of Nations visual navigation Where is it?Infinity of Nations family guide: Where is it?The Infinity of Nations app beautifully brings alive the exhibition at NMAI in New York. Well produced audio interpretation and cool UI enhance the visitor's experience of the exhibition and also creates a stand alone experience outside of the show. Instead of utilizing the traditional keypad entry to find highlighted objects, the app has a striking visual navigation system that shows the outlines of objects in each of the cases. The family guide that was added to the app in 2011 is also innovative. Kids can explore objects from the museum’s permanent collection from three points of view (those of an artist, a reporter and a traveler), hunt for items with the “Where Is It?” function or watch real-life videos (like the Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw dancing ceremony, which uses an ornate mask like the one on display). Recently, the exhibition was included as one of the top shows for kids in NY based solely on the family guide part of the app.

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