So You Want to Develop a Gallery Touch Interface on a Small Budget? Time Thursday 21st November 10:30am to 12:00pm Place Soprano B, Hyatt Regency Montreal Vivian Kung Haga Director and CEO, Balboa Park Online Collaborative Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli @annachiaretta Video Project Manager, Balboa Park Online Collaborative Wesley Hsu Balboa Park Online Collaborative With the rise of touch technology, how do museums successfully and strategically integrate such devices into their galleries? The Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC) has been working with a variety of museums in Balboa Park to implement interactive gallery technology that will engage audiences and enhance their experiences with the museums' collections. Learn from BPOC staff and specific project examples on how to incorporate touch technologies, such as iPods, iPads, Android devices, and touch tables, into your museum. This session will be a step-by-step walk through the process of planning the project strategically from an institutional perspective to support your mission, managing the project development effectively, and producing rich content. It also will suggest programming tips and tools for implementation.