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Rembrandt and His Pupils

Bluecadet's interactive kiosk for the Getty Center's Rembrandt exhibition engaged visitors in distinguishing between the master's works and his students', enhancing appreciation through innovative, gesture-powered technology.

Roles
  • Interaction Designer,
  • Lead Developer
Company/Client
  • Getty Center,
  • Bluecadet
Activities
  • Kiosk Design,
  • Experience Design,
  • Interaction Design,
  • Development

The Getty Center’s special exhibition Rembrandt & His Pupils aimed to engage visitors in understanding the intricate similarities and differences between the master’s works and those of his students. It showcased works by Rembrandt alongside those of his students, like Ferdinand Bol and Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, creating an opportunity to explore the nuances between the master and his apprentices.

The Solution

The interactive kiosk experience for the exhibition Bluecadet created demonstrated how innovative digital solutions can be integrated into traditional art exhibitions to enhance learning and engagement, offering visitors a deeper, more interactive experience with the artwork. The kiosk not only offered a novel way to view the art but also posed an intellectual challenge to visitors, engaging them in the historical debate of distinguishing between the works of Rembrandt and his pupils.

Interactive Kiosk Design

The kiosk presented artworks in pairs, juxtaposing pieces by Rembrandt with those of his pupils. This setup enabled visitors to compare and contrast the works closely, fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding.

Judicious Innovation

The interactivity was powered by repurposed mapping software, delivering high-resolution images that visitors could manipulate through gestures, a novel interaction at the time.

Curatorial Enhancements

Curators enriched the experience by adding annotations and commentaries to the artworks, offering an additional layer of insight. This digital interaction complemented the physical presence of the artworks, enhancing the overall visitor experience.

Simple Yet Engaging

The fundamental interaction was designed to be straightforward—browsing through a series of paired images. The innovative use of technology added an engaging element, allowing visitors to explore the art in detail.

Enhanced Art Appreciation

The interactive kiosk not only offered a novel way to view the art but also posed an intellectual challenge to visitors, engaging them in the historical debate of distinguishing between the works of Rembrandt and his pupils.

Interactive Experience Design

The kiosk presented artworks in pairs, juxtaposing pieces by Rembrandt with those of his pupils. This setup enabled visitors to compare and contrast the works closely, fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding.

Innovative Technology Integration

The fundamental interaction was designed to be straightforward—browsing through a series of paired images. The innovative use of technology added an engaging element, allowing visitors to explore the art in detail.
The interactivity was powered by repurposed mapping software, delivering high-resolution images that visitors could manipulate through gestures, a novel interaction at the time.

Curatorial Enhancements

Curators enriched the experience by adding annotations and commentaries to the artworks, offering an additional layer of insight. This digital interaction complemented the physical presence of the artworks, enhancing the overall visitor experience.

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