───── Universal Art is a unique art guide for museums and art galleries that lets each visitor experience and discover art his own way. The project started as a personnal research on an accessible device for art exhibitions. I imagined it to help fix the somewhat boring world of audio-guides, and help people to discover art in a more immersive and intuitive way. The concept is a smartphone app with a very light interface system working as a smart companion. Based on the NFC technology, the app reacts with the art pieces and provides related content for the visitor.
The app proposes new ways of interacting for all visitors. Exploring modes are available for Deaf/Hard of hearing and Blind/Partially Sighted individuals.
To create the most simple interface and to immerse users into the art pieces, the app reacts with NFC tags around the exhibition. Maps, ticketing and sharing functionnalities are also provided.
To immerse the visitors into the art pieces, high-definition images are paired with related, useful information about the various artworks.
A universal guide
Audio commentary is automatically launched after each work detection. The audio player features a clean and minimal interface with subtitles. A video version is activated if the Visio Mode is running.
The app features a dedicated mode for blind/partially sighted individuals. Each part of the artwork is described by content buttons which can be activated by touch + vibrate facility, giving the opportunity to the visitor to "read" the canvas.