Interactive Art Table

The Art Table is a complete solution based on the Microsoft Surface 2.0 interactive table device that targets the art fruition experience by all citizens within museums and Cultural Heritage Institutions (CHIs). The solution offers a number of facilities aiming at a number of human activities including education, entertainment and information.

The standard setup of Art Table embeds a number of applications, such as:

  • The Art River: A river of information that users can interact with. Interaction happens through augmented rocks interlinked with information elements.
  • The Museum Coffee Table: A place where parents get access to more information about exhibits while children get entertained through games.
  • The puzzle: An interactive puzzle, inspired by the lives and works of famous Artists.
  • Pick and Match: A card-based memory game employing cards with art content.
  • The Art Collector: An augmented board game in which players are asked questions regarding artistic creation facts and locations for each continent.
  • Paint-it: A painting application allowing children to make their first steps in painting by exploring and learning the principles of color theory.


Target Domains

Art Table can be employed by any Cultural Heritage Institution or Organization aiming to augment the experience provided to visitors through a single digital exhibit.

Art table comes with embedded applications that can be personalized to meet the demands of third parties or integrate new applications on demand. Art Table also integrates a number of ready to use hand crafted physical objects that are used for interacting.


Long Term Installations


Partarakis, N., Zidianakis, E., Antona, M., & Stephanidis, C. (2015). Art and Coffee in the Museum. In N. Streitz & P. Markopoulos (Eds.), Distributed, Ambient, and Pervasive Interactions – Volume 21 of the combined Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2015), Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2-7 August, pp. 370-381. Berlin Heidelberg: Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series of Springer