Production Crate

Production Crate is a media production system for conference management. It is an aggregate of information from many different sources, including social networks such as Twitter and Flickr, direct video submissions and so on, all of which is displayed on smart tables. This information can be distributed to many different outputs throughout the conference. Production teams are able to curate conference media and make editorial decisions, as they might if they were producing a live television show. The system aids back channel conversation and can help shape discussion amongst conference delegates.

Production Crate also enables delegates to access the content that is most relevant to them without having to search for it. By providing them with electronic badges, the smart tables recognise delegates as they approach, and are able to bring up relevant content at once.

This is part of Tom Bartindale’s PhD: Interaction Design for Live Events.