Informationsdichteregler -Informationdensitycontroller (IDR)

The objective of a Museums is to enable access to cultural education for a wide range of visitors like e.g. the flaneur, the school child as well as the expert with wast preknowledge. This shall be conducted by target-group-specific programs.

A problem that might occur is that all visitors are confronted with the same density of information, regardless of their willingness to read. This can cause a feeling of overextension or decreasing concentration in the people visiting the exhibition.

Our concept can contribute significantly to a solution of this issue: The visitors can regulate their individual density of information by using a seekbar application.

Each piece that is exhibited is equipped with beacon technology ( a small Bluetooth transmitter). As a result both layout and information density can be adjusted easily. The displays presetting is configured with an average amount of information. Thereby, visitors who don’t have access to a bluetooth-capable phone, are given the opportunity to receive information.

Through the combination of the respective individual personal filter and information concerning the localization of a visitor it should be possible in the future to realize barrier free solutions as well as speech output or text output in different languages.

To allocate the respective beacon-IDs, an app has been designed using Android Studio. With this app, each beacon can be allocated to a certain area that represents an exhibit. Using the seekbar, the desired quantity of information can be regulated.

For the purpose of data transfer from the cellphone to the display, a local network (LAN) is established. The desired configurations, which are selected on the cellphone, are transmitted using Processing . Using these concepts, a unique exhibition visit can be provided for the visitors.

Hochschule Magdeburg -Stendal

Master Interaction Design / Master Elektrotechnik-Gebäudesystemtechnik

Vertr. Prof. Jens Wunderling

Prof. Dr. Michael A. Herzog

Laura Evers, ID

Miriam Landenberger, ID

Fabian Binde, ET