The Maritime and Historical Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka has set up Claustra info point on the second floor of the Governor's Palace, where visitors can find out all about the cultural heritage of Claustra Alpium Iuliarum. The Claustra info point is designed and arranged as a multifunctional space adapted to various types of interaction. One of the goals was to bring this cultural heritage closer to blind and partially sighted people through a variety of equipment and content, but also to make it interesting for other visitors.
Claustra Alpium Iuliarum is a late Roman barrier system that was controlling the passages to the heart of the Roman Empire. Archaeological remains of the system span in segments from Rijeka in Croatia to the Posočje in Slovenia; the barriers purposefully follow natural features of the rugged terrain. Claustra represents an outstanding example of integration of architecture within the natural environment.
As part of the project Cross-border destinations of cultural and green tourism Claustra Alpium Iuliarum (Claustra +), the Maritime and Historical Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka has decided to rearrange the second floor of the Governor's Palace as a multifunctional space. The space had to be equipped with various contents and a multimedia display that corresponds to the goals of the Claustra + project.
Challenge: The main challenge was to design the concept and content of our PandoPad solutions that would educate museum visitors and provide useful information about the late Roman defense system in a multimedia format.
Our approach: The goal was to bring this cultural heritage closer to blind and partially sighted people through a variety of equipment and content choices. The solution needed to be equipped with a package of centrally managed multimedia applications, and in the creative part of the project it was necessary to develop visual content and design user interfaces.
One PandoPad ® TOTEM 32 ”unit was delivered and placed in the museum room. As part of the project, hardware and software aids were additionally delivered to blind and partially sighted people. Aids include software for the blind that allows reading all text data on a computer, software for the visually impaired that allows text enlargement and contrast colors, a portable (pocket) electronic magnifier for the visually impaired, and a portable (pocket) voice player and recorder for the blind.
The interactive kiosk contains a set of PandoPad applications that provide basic information about the Claustra + project, interesting facts about the Late Roman defense system, the possibility of testing knowledge through fun content, sending an e-card, etc.
In this example, we see the Geolocator app, which instead of offering answers to questions in text form, requires players to answer by tapping the exact position on the geo map. The characteristics of such applications provide the possibility of a different number of questions, the possibility of entering more possible answers, the timer required for answers, the display of results, etc.
In this example, we see the PandoPad® eCard Selfie application through which users can select one of the offered images, insert a photo of their face and send a virtual / digital postcard from the museum using the integrated e-mail system.
In this example, we see the PandoPad® Quiz app where visitors can test their knowledge while exploring the museum.