The Future Ocean Explorer is a massive multitouch platform designed for the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts.
The Future Ocean Explorer is a massive multitouch platform designed for the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts. The project gives Muthesius patrons access to a wealth of oceanographic information, through intuitive combinations of interface controls and innovative methods for interacting with data.
The design team wirmachenbunt describes the project below:
We are simply tired of picture-scale-rotate-interfaces without meaning. Let’s look at the interaction dramaturgy of the FOE. Topics swim as typgraphical swarms along the table. The visitor can catch them and they consequently arrange in a hierarchical structure, instantly visualizing direct and indirect relationships between keywords. From here you can access information in form of texts and attached media (movies, animation etc.). We add more modules each time the table is shown. The latest one is a database of scientists and related research departments.
Watch a video explanation of the project below: