Gateway to the Blues - Recording Interactive

The Issue

When the Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau was developing their plan for the new state-of-the-art Gateway to the Blues Museum, they envisioned something more than just a place to house memorabilia. They were looking for a hands-on way to allow visitors to immerse themselves in an authentic blues experience. 

The Request

Mind Over Data was asked to create a high-tech, cutting-edge, interactive kiosk application, which would simulate a recording studio and allow museum patrons to record their own blues song. Also requested was the ability to collect email addresses so recorded audio files and museum newsletters could be sent to visitors.

The Solution

Mind Over Data created a multi-sensory, interactive kiosk software application, with an attractive, easy to navigate user interface design. The Recording Studio Interactive employs a touchscreen attract loop, and provides users with instructions (narrated by Memphis Jones, a local bluesman) for selecting a background track and recording their own original blues song. Users can also listen to their recording, re-record it (if desired), and enter their email address to receive an audio clip of their song and/or sign up to receive the museum’s newsletter. The system also contains a password secured, web-based, administrator user interface which allows museum staff to export email addresses to fulfill newsletter subscription requests. The client was extremely pleased with the results, and more museum kiosks, including a documentary interactive and a guestbook, are presently in the works.


    Gateway to the Blues - Instruction Screen
    Gateway to the Blues - Listen to Recording Screen
    Gateway to the Blues - Visitor Email Collection Screen