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May 4 Visitors Center

The Issue

Kent State University (KSU) was looking for an interesting and engaging way to gather and display visitor comments and expand the learning experience at their May 4 Visitors Center. This permanent, multimedia museum, located on the KSU campus, was designed to commemorate and inform people about the day in 1970 when a student protest against the Vietnam War ended in tragedy.

The Request

Mind Over Data was asked to develop two interactive applications and a Content Management System (CMS). The first application would allow visitors to hear the reactions of people who witnesed or were involved with the May 4th shooting, and answer four different questions related to this historic event. The second application would collect visitor contact information and allow users to leave feedback about their museum experience, which, if approved, could be viewed on a dedicated display by other visitors. Museum staff also requested a secure method to manage and organize the questions and answers in the first application and the visitor contact information and feedback from the second application.

The Solution

Mind Over Data created an interactive kiosk system which includes three interactive, touch screen kiosks, where visitors can play the learning question-and-answer game, a centralized CMS and a read-only display system for approved visitor feedback. The web-accessible CMS system allows museum staff to export visitor contact information and create/edit/delete game questions and user’s answers and feedback from any computer connected to the Internet.

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    Kent State University Visitors Center - Playback Station
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    Kent State University Visitors Center - Response Station
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    Kent State University Visitors Center