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 IU Trident Indiana University

Interactive Menu Consulting and Prototyping

Project Lead: David Reagan, Advanced Visualization Lab, Research Technologies, Indiana University


The Advanced Visualization Lab consulted with a team of IU Kelley School of Business honors students for their end-of-semester presentation.  The students were tasked with compiling a business plan for restaurant tables with embedded touchscreens for interactive menus.  AVL staff provided expert advice on touchscreen hardware and software and helped the students create an interactive prototype application.  The students demonstrated the prototype to their panel of judges using an AVL touch tablet.

The interactive menu project demonstrates the power and flexibility of the AVL’s Collection Viewer software.  Originally created to display images and videos for the Smithsonian Institute Folklife Festival, the Collection Viewer has since been updated to easily allow the introduction of new content and design, with no additional programming required. Applications built using the Collection Viewer have been showcased at the Folklife Festival, the Supercomputing conference, the Statewide IT conference, Conner Prairie, and now the Kelley School of Business.  

This collaboration was made possible by the AVL’s development of the IQ-Table, a low-cost multi-touch display embedded in a custom travel-ready case.  The IQ-Table and its close relative, the IQ-Tilt, have been deployed to locations around the state and the nation, showcasing content based on the Collection Viewer software as well as the Digital Golden Book and the Indiana Map developed by the Indiana Geological Survey. 

NSF GSS Codes:

Primary Field: Communication (930) - Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Secondary Field: Computer Science (401) - Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications