Beeld en Geluid
The Dutch Institute of Image and Audio archives and preserves all dutch audio-visual content generated by the public broadcast agencies. The institute regularly exhibits material from the archives in thematic expositions. For an exhibition regarding the history and lives of the Dutch royal family, Haute Technique created four educational games on royal etiquette and traditions, which were presented on a custom designed touchtable interface.
These traditions and etiquettes can be quite hard to grasp for the target audience; children from age six to fourteen. So to keep the experience playful yet educational, each game conveys a sense of humor and uses physical objects to interact with the screen.
In order to learn about the principles of royal table arrangement, the children place actual cutlery on the touchscreen’s surface. And to discover about royal vocatives and table settings, they can play with pawns representing international royals and governmental figures.
As icing on the cake, every game is introduced and commented on by etiquette-expert Reinildis van Ditzhuyzen. She appears at the beginning and end of a game on a second videoscreen at the head of the interactive table.