National
Maritime Museum

Discovery App

An on-gallery learning app
for keystages 3 and 4

Interaction Design
Studio: Kin
2012 – 2014

The Discovery Tablet app was designed and developed for school groups visiting the Traders and Atlantic galleries at the National Maritime Museum. The app provides pupils and teachers with a simple set of tools that can be used to answer questions and complete tasks by investigating and interrogating the objects in the galleries.

The tablet uses image recognition to identify objects they have photographed and tell students more about them. At the end of the task the teams share and discuss their discoveries with their class, using the tablet as a presentation tool.