Senior Project Advisor
Plankton, SEA Discovery Center, ReactJS, HTML, CSS, Raspberry Pi, Learning, Kiosk, Kiosk Construction
This project involved creating two interactive kiosks for the SEA Discovery Center to better engage visitors on their plankton exhibits. HTML, CSS, and ReactJS were used to construct web apps that could be launched in Chromium’s Kiosk Mode upon system boot time so that the application would automatically run, preventing visitors to the Center from gaining access to the computer beyond the main program. They are hosted externally on Western Washington University’s Cyber Range and are run on the kiosk machine by Raspberry Pi 4s that access it via a URL. The informational kiosk was designed to give visitors an overview of plankton and their lifecycles while the game offers a more in-depth interactive aspect to the plankton exhibit. The ultimate goal of both of these kiosks is to further connect visitors with and deepen their knowledge of the plankton exhibit through user-interactive displays.
Schuster, Sierra, "Interactive Learning with Plankton: Constructing Kiosks for the SEA Discovery Center" (2023). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 674.
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