Metropolitan Museum’s New Mobile App a Collaboration with Instrument

NEW YORK, NY & PORTLAND, OR — October 1, 2014. Instrument is proud to have partnered with The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on the development and launch of the museum's new flagship mobile app titled The Met. The app was designed to be a simple, elegant, easy-to-use starting point for anyone wishing to engage with the Museum and its art, exhibitions and events. It launched on September 2 to strong reviews and has been named among the “Best New Apps” in the Apple App Store and “App of the Week” on iLounge. Within its first two weeks, The Met app was downloaded more than 100,000 times by users around the world. It is currently available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.


XOXO 2014 — A Conference Recap

3 years in, XOXO bucks the typical conference trend with a multi-day, multi-discipline experience. They call it an experimental festival celebrating independently produced art and technology. Activities include: a conference, an arcade, music events, film & animation screenings, tabletop gameplay and opportunities to socialize.

Here are some thoughts from our team. 


The not so distant future and the ROI of UX

We <3 People is a newsletter curated by Colleen Romike and Jason King at Instrument to share research and trends focusing on how people are currently using technology. What you see on this blog is a version of the newsletter, and includes links to interesting articles and inspiring videos.

This week, we discuss the not so distant future and the ROI of UX. 


Creative Coders Show & Tell

Last week, Technical Director John Brown and a few others in the community hosted the Creative Coder Show & Tell at Instrument. 

Creative Coders is a monthly meetup where art and creativity meets code and interactivity. It always brings together developers from all disciplines to show off their projects, and this Show & Tell was no different. There was an RC car that drove around autonomously all night, a prototype for a new animation program with visuals created by frequency interference patterns, and a modern day, physical version of Plinko from the Price is Right coded completely in Javascript. And those were just the first three presentations. The format is simple and it's an intimate and incredibly supportive atmosphere for those interested in participating in the future. 

Thanks to everyone who made it! Hope to see more of you at the next meetup. 

See more photos by Bill Automata


Faster reading and faster apps

We <3 People is a newsletter curated by Colleen Romike and Jason King at Instrument to share research and trends focusing on how people are currently using technology. What you see on this blog is a version of the newsletter, and includes links to interesting articles and inspiring videos.

This week, we share articles for faster reading and faster apps. 


Agile design and unexpected pressure

We <3 People is a newsletter curated by Colleen Romike and Jason King at Instrument to share research and trends focusing on how people are currently using technology. What you see on this blog is a version of the newsletter, and includes links to interesting articles and inspiring videos.

This week, we discuss the agile methodology and unexpected pressure. 


Hamburgers and Wes Anderson

We <3 People is a newsletter curated by Colleen Romike and Jason King at Instrument to share research and trends focusing on how people are currently using technology. What you see on this blog is a version of the newsletter, and includes links to interesting articles and inspiring videos. 

This week, we discuss hamburgers, Wes Anderson, and how to be polite. 


iUrban Teen Goes to Work

We recently hosted our second digital creative workshop with iUrban Teen. Back in January, we spent a Saturday afternoon creating digital marketing campaigns together. This time around, fifteen students between 12 and 18 came to work with us and learned side-by-side with our staff.


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