Innovation Vouchers Case Studies – Jupiter Artland

Organisation: Jupiter Artland, Bonnington House

Academic Partner: Napier University, Edinburgh

Further Information: Jupiter Artland is a contemporary sculpture garden within the grounds of Bonnington House, outside Edinburgh, where the works of many leading artists have been commissioned and then constructed onsite.  It is popular visitor attraction in Edinburgh which provides an excellent cultural tourism destination for the locals and visitors alike.

Type of Support: The organisation collaborated with Edinburgh Napier University to produce a bespoke mobile app which would incorporate the children’s stories and make them available for visitors to download onto portable devices supplied by the company or onto their personal mobile phone allowing them to experience the children’s stories whilst enjoying the attraction.

Outcome(s) to date: Production of a bespoke mobile app. Currently a basic version is available whilst the next stage of the project is underway to develop some innovative augmented reality features for the app. The benefits received from this project are both cultural and financial.  Visitors are now able to gain an enhanced experience from their visit as they have the opportunity to hear bespoke audio created describing the Artland sculptures by contemporary artists. Jupiter Artland also has a commitment to accessibility, particularly for the visually impaired and production of this app will augment these efforts and further enhance these visitors’ experience.

Watch Tom Flint from Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre For Interaction Design talk about the project:

Watch Diana McMicking from Jupiter Artland in conversation about the benfits and implications of the project from their point of view as a company: