The following is for an exhibit.
Video equipment is housed in a scaled-down house that stresses precautionary measures that one should take if they decide to stay home during a hurricane. TV is viewed through a window and the interactive program is controlled by an arcade trackball that is set into a window plant box.
Computer program involves an attract screen that prompts the guests to start the program. This also seves as a precautionary measure against screen burn in that if the program sits idle for 3min, it resets itself to the attract screen. After a guest initiates the program a screen with a circle divided into quarters and a 3-d house model appears on the screen. The circle simulates a clock in terms of a storm event. The quadrants are periods(Long Range Planning, Approaching Storm Planning, During Storm, After Storm) related to a hurricane. The guest selects a quadrant and then proceeds to investigate the house. The house and its surrounding evironment changes according to the quadrant selected(i.e. fallen trees, torn shingles, etc). As the cursor is moved over the house, certain parts are exposed that are rlevant to the selected quadrant. The exposed subject matter can be investigated further by "clicking" on the exposed area. Selected information is, but not limited to as of yet, the following:
**Long Range Planning**: Truss bracing; Hurricane shutters; Securing valuables;pruning dead limbs; Hurricane windows; Safe room designation; Disaster kit assembly; Flood/storm insurance.
**Approaching Storm Planning**: Finalize disaster kit; Get cash; Get gas; Securing valuables; Windows/Glass Door protection; Anchor/enclose yard objects; checking with neighbors; Get food and water supply.
**During Storm**: Assemble in save room; Listen to radio; Calming down may be eye of the storm.
**After Storm**: Watch TV/Listen to radio; Watch for downed power lines; check on neighbors; contact family.
Computer intractive should teach hurricane preparedness in a fun and exciting way with the use of storm footage and exciting videos and graphics.
**Language requirements**: FlashMX with 3d modeling and animation. If another version of flash is used please let us know. 2004 not supported at this time.
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