interactive media \ creative technology
We are a multimedia design agency, specialised in developing computer interactives for museums & exhibitions. We dabble in creative technologies, and share our discoveries with you. We apply them imaginatively, to make breathtaking multimedia. We listen to you, and give you more than you knew you wanted.
Just look closer and you will see.
Just kiss the frog.
In order to develop good interactives one needs to start thinking about the use of multimedia at a very early stage in the design process. Kiss the Frog is to be considered an experienced member in any design project.
On a regular basis Kiss the Frog participates in a consulting role in the development of a new exhibition concept. We bring innovative techniques and stimulate other designers in shaping their ideas.
In a number of occasions our multimedia has been the starting point in the development of an exhibition, making the digital infrastructure the backbone of the exhibition.
The designers of Kiss the Frog know how to handle a sketchy plan or concept and turn this into a realistic design. Our mix of interaction designers, industrial design engineers and graphic designers enable us to offer clients a complete solution.
Our Art Direction lifts exhibits to a higher level. Graphic design of both an exhibition’s multimedia and graphic layout gives an exhibition a very unified and powerful appearance.
Without a doubt is our hardware know how and means of interfacing with hardware one of our strongest points.
We have the expertise and experience in developing interactive set-ups which involves any kind of electronic control. Maybe even more important we have the skills to master new techniques and technology fast, enabling clients to use these innovations quickly in a practical way.
Our kiosk management software is called Backstage Control and exists for 10 years. The Backstage product family is in house developed software which can watch over any application, update it and configure it remotely.
A floor manager has full control over the computer stations on the floor in the exhibition. All of this through a user friendly web interface.
Visitor database solutions
One of our specialities is called Backstage ID. A database solution, which enables visitors to create a personal file.
Visitors can collect all kinds of digital materials and results during a visit. Whether it involves uploading pictures to a website, a game result, a video clip bookmark or even content stored on a mobile device, it all can be used in creating an end result. A result which is made available to the visitor via a website of email.
Our content management system is called Backstage Content. This CMS can be deployed in exhibitions where content will change frequently. Through Backstage Content it becomes very easy to adjust any digital text, image and audio visual part of the exhibition.
An ideal tool for translators to provide the exhibition with a new language. An automated system activates exhibits in self updating with the new content.
We have experience with travelling exhibitions (among others Copyright Nature, The Brain and The Science of Spying) which are travelling around the globe. Using Backstage Content serious time was gained in transforming and preparing the exhibition for the deployment in a different country.
Backstage Content is fully web based and accessible for anyone who has sufficient rights.
Kiss the Frog is shaped by an experienced team of designers with different backgrounds.
Industrial, interaction and graphic designers team up with our software developers and content producers in creating rich and entertaining interactives.
Our strength is in combining creativity with technology. Always with a clear objective in mind, in close collaboration with the customer. We deliver made-to-measure solutions. From idea to design, from prototype to production. Our know-how enables us to deal with high-tech, but we also find the challenge in making rich exhibits using low-tech, which stay affordable, yet reliable.
Some of our Dutch clients
Ajax Experience (Amsterdam)
Amsterdam Museum (Amsterdam)
Natura Docet Wonderryck Twente (Denekamp)
Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum (Amsterdam)
Marinemuseum (Den Helder)
Nederlands Watermuseum (Arnhem)
Gemeentemuseum (Den Haag)
Heineken International (Zoeterwoude)
Historisch Museum Rotterdam (Rotterdam)
Joods Historisch Museum (Amsterdam)
Madurodam (Den Haag)
Maritiem Museum Rotterdam (Rotterdam)
Mauritshuis (Den Haag)
Museon (Den Haag)
Museum voor Communicatie (Den Haag)
Kasteel Groeneveld (Baarn)
Kröller-Müller Museum (Otterlo)
Museum Volkenkunde (Leiden)
Nationaal Militair Museum (Soesterberg)
Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers (Den Helder)
Natuurmuseum Brabant (Tilburg)
Media Experience/Beeld en Geluid (Hilversum)
Nieuw Land Poldermuseum (Lelystad)
Philips Museum (Eindhoven)
PSV Museum (Eindhoven)
Rijkswaterstaat Flexpositie (Utrecht)
Stichting RIONED (Ede)
Space Expo (Noordwijk)
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (Schiedam)
Het Utrechts Archief (Utrecht)
Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven)
Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam)
World Soil Museum (Wageningen)