During the development of the Canadian Museum of Nature‘s Vale Earth Gallery Exhibit, we were responsible for over a dozen interactives. Museum staff wanted to be able to manage the interactives using familiar technology, and wanted to ensure that future staff members would be able to quickly understand how each piece works.
Nearly all completed interactives used HTML5, jQuery, and CSS3 as a base, and included additional technology when required. Some interactives also use WordPress as a data-warehouse or content management system.
The resulting applications can react to buttons, joysticks, and more, and can provide feedback to users in visual and auditory ways.
Web technology is becoming more and more applicable to real world situations, and continues to make exhibit development easier.