David Friend Hall app

David Friend Hall app

The Yale Peabody Museum David Friend Hall application was developed by Yale students to provide Peabody Museum visitors more information about a limited number of featured objects in the hall. Unveiled on October 13, 2016, David Friend Hall includes more than 150 premier mineral and gem specimens rarely seen by the public from significant private collections across the United States. Located adjacent the Peabody’s Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space, the hall further advances the museum’s mission to communicate one’s understanding of the history of Earth and its cultures.

 

With reduced signage and wall text, David Friend Hall is designed to be a unique aesthetic experience, and intended to stimulate curiosity and the desire to learn more about these remarkable specimens. This first version of the application attempts feed that curiosity by educating visitors about six of the signature mineral specimens in the hall. Information and images are provided about their formation, crystal structure, color, and use in society.

 

Using the app

  • Tap the icon to begin
  • You will see a 3-D floor plan of David Friend Hall with six targets you can tap, each corresponding to a specific mineral/case in the hall.
  • You can also scroll right and left through the six minerals near the bottom of the screen and choose a mineral that way.
  • Once inside a mineral page, scroll down for complete content.
  • In a couple of cases, there are multiple images that can only be seen by tapping on one of the inline images.