Thursday, January 14, 2010

iPhone is Your Guide Through Design Exhibit

For museum visitors, the background information about the Design USA: Contemporary Innovation at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is provided through a specially programmed iPhone. It provides interviews, slide shows and performances of the 78 architects and designers in the exhibition. It would be hard to appreciate the exhibit without the additional information provided by the iPhone. The exhibit, including the iPhone program, was designed by a firm called 2X4.

Using an iPhone to provide the additional information about objects and designers in the exhibit is an indication of the possible future of museum exhibits. The interactivity afforded by our social-networking technology can be used to find and review information anywhere and everywhere about anything and everything.

The designers in the exhibit are all recipients of National Design Awards, which were established by the White House Millennium Council in 2000 and include architecture, product design, fashion, interior design, landscape design, corporate achievement and lifetime achievement.

Click on the heading above to see the Cooper-Hewitt's website for the exhibit.

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