Uncorked partnered with two science leaders, Portland’s OMSI and Phoenix’s Arizona Science Center, to solve a problem facing most museums: how a visitor’s experience typically ends when they leave the building.
To do this, we created a system to enhance their museum experience in a way that is relevant to visitors whether they’re in the museum, at home, or on-the-move.
The Current Science kiosk was built in partnership with our client Trapit. Their unique product is able to deliver content from the web on extremely specific topics. In the case of museums, this meant finding and curating the best and most up-to-date information on exhibits. People could find and explore the most relevant content on topics ranging from paleontology to the physics of space.
Curating the best content is a huge part of Current Science, though is just the beginning for creating an experience that museum visitors can enjoy. Our team designed an intuitive, touch-based system that helped users go deeper on topics they are interested in, as well as discover connected topics that may otherwise go unnoticed. Visitors could add specific articles, images, and videos to their reading list. And, by simply entering their email address, they could receive an email with links to their material.
The result is a platform that starts at the museum, though extends beyond a simple visit. Current Science was built from the ground up to deliver on one of the core goals of most museums: to inspire curiosity.
It’s also a platform that has potential outside museums. We built Current Science to be repeatable and adaptable for different needs and contexts. The underlying framework is an Uncorked Original and is licensable for similar projects, as well as brand new applications.