- Mi is short for 'Museu Interactivo', a prototype interface designed to allow users to browse and sample a museum's catalog. It was developed at the University of Porto Multimedia MSc, and demonstrated at the College of Engineering Museum.
The prototype consists of a dual screen Flash interface (built in Actionscript 2.0), which fetches XML data from a MySQL database via an Apache webserver and a set of PHP scripts. One screen acts as a viewe while the other acts as the main interface (in our prototype we set up a rear projection on a windowpane, unfortunately we didn't have access to Displax technology to transform that into a touch interface).
There's a web-based simulator with an altogether different sample collection.
- FEUP (College of Engineering) Museum
The first prototype allows visitors to browser a catalog of some of the college's antique Physics demonstrations.
- Modern Art
A new prototype, submitted to the ZON Multimedia Awards, has a new sample collection and extended features, such as additional information screens.
- Interface design: Mariana Figueiredo, Manuel Almeida.
Server-side and Flash development: Eduardo Morais.
Documentation: Marta Leal.