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Next-generation museum guide

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Student design project for client David Scruton at the Fitzwilliam Museum, using Hypertag technology.

Original design brief was:

Visitors to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge can currently use a handheld eGuide, deployed on PDAs with location sensing infrastructure from local company Hypertag. Your task is to design a next-generation guide aimed at an audience of eight-year olds. The device should enable users to guide the rest of their family around the Museum during their visit. It should also allow users to construct a thematic story inspired by a selection of museum objects. By combining the user's narrative with multimedia material, the system will automatically generate a personalised (HTML-based) videogame that users and their friends can later play online.