Getty Museum Touchscreens

Role: Designer and Flash Developer


Over the course of three years I designed a handful of touchscreen applications for the J. Paul Getty Museum. These standalone kiosks were placed in exhibits to give users a “hands on” experience with the artwork. The content ranged from interactive manuscripts and illustrations to video and audio players.


Working with a variety of different CPUs and touchscreen sizes I had to quickly adapt these Flash based interactives to any technical limitations that were presented. Catering to a wide variety of visitors each screen needed a simple interface that gave the user a complex variety of ways to explore the application.

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User Observations

I was able to gain insight into how users were interacting with each kiosk by simply observing and taking notes. This proved to be very beneficial as I quickly discovered user behaviors were influenced by certain factors like low light and vistor traffic.