Statistics Strip

German Hygiene Museum, Dresden
2009 with ART+COM Studios

On behalf of the German Hygiene-Museum Dresden, ART+COM has developed a statistics strip for the exhibition "Work. Meaning and Worry" to visualize and process large volumes of data and facts. Like a recurring theme, the black aluminium strip extends as the unifying element across all rooms of the special exhibition that deal with the function and meaning of work for people and the society.

Beyond classical data representations, the objective strip folds along the wall and widens occasionally into graphs and charts of various types: 3-D lines, surfaces, columns, beams and dots show extensive, transparent and easy to understand background information and amazing details. The greater the numbers, the bigger the display on the wall; some charts spread over three meters in height. Besides, seven interactive media stations with projections are integrated into the strip, where visitors can change different parameters by turning knobs and thus retrieve various data. 50 small monitors contrast the figures on the wall with individual perspectives: using touch screens, interviews with over 100 people are embedded into the statistics strip.

Title Statistics Strip
Client German Hygiene Museum, via ART+COM Studios
Location German Hygiene Museum, Dresden
Images ART+COM Studios

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Scope of Work
installation on site
integrating touch screens, projectors and the corresponding AV and IT systems
testing different rotary input devices and power supplies for iPod touches, providing hardware setupa for software development
detailed design
with extra focus on invisible cabling behind/in walls to keep the statistic strip as light as possible
technical concept and scheme design
based on tight design requirements