Problem: Like many other modern museums, the Henry Art Gallery aimed to expand beyond its 'on-site' and 'online' resources by establish its presence on a mobile platform. The Henry Art Gallery believes that something powerful comes out of the meeting between art and people - such as creative thinking, inspiration and critique. Hence, the "Henry Hi!" project was an initiative taken, in this direction that was scoped to develop an iPhone application for the Henry. The app should endorse making use of technology in an innovative so as to engage visitors with an interactive and amusing experience while they are at the Henry gallery. Enhancing their 'visit to museum experience' will foster dialogue amongst people through the contemporary art at the museum and further enable global circulation of the contemporary art and ideas.
Henry Hi! increases the amount of time a visitor spends with the art by means of engaging them with the art, thus enriching the visitors’ experience at the Henry. It guides the user through moments of interaction where they –
The app is developed using iOS SDK 4.3 and Xcode 4 was used as an IDE to design app’s user interface and compile and build the code. It used Objective C as its base programming language. It supports all the iPhones devices above 3G.
About Henry Art Gallery: Since its founding in 1927, the Henry Art Gallery has been a sole art museum in Pacific Northwest region and a pioneer in finding and exhibiting contemporary art and ideas for its audience. It has a permanent collection of over 25000 objects and has proven to be a primary resource and training ground in visual arts for students, artists and general public.