iPad Touring Kiosk – Clarion Housing Group
– Sarah Mitton, Project Manager of Who Do We Think We Are? project
Clarion approached us to help develop the mobile listening booth, a bespoke build which includes iPads running gallery software, we’ve utilised this software before in a project with The Museum of Ireland. The software allows visitors to view albums of images, video or PDF information. The software was customised and the iPads were then installed into a mobile unit with our Armour Cable Double Cup Headphones provided for sound.
Visitors can use the iPad kiosk to browse through the stories of the residents of the Alum Rock estate, of which over 26 residents contributed. The kiosk is easy to move around thanks to the four wheels installed at the bottom of the unit, and also features a selection of old photographs that were submitted for the project by various people. These are hung up on the picture holder situated at the top of the kiosk.
The exhibition allowed for discoveries about the estate to be made; one resident who was living on the estate was reunited with a childhood friend who she hadn’t seen in 60 years, whilst it was also discovered that one 84 year old resident had lived on the estate her whole life! The unit is currently situated at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery before it embarks on a tour around Birmingham to help preserve the heritage of the estate.