Time out for Museum Kiosk

Aug 31, 2015

I'm developing a kiosk for a museum and want to include a time out feature.  If there is no interaction with the kiosk for 5 minutes, I want the splash screen to start playing again.  

Has anyone done anything like this?  Would custom JavaScript be needed?

Thanks for any insights or ideas.


6 Replies
Trina Rimmer

Hi Lynette. This sounds like such a super interesting project! I hope you'll share your insights (or some examples) with us when it's all said & done.

Like Ashley, I'm hopeful that the community will chime in with their ideas. In the meantime, one thing that might work is to evaluate the states of interactive objects (e.g. buttons) on your screens. If none of the buttons are in a "visited" state, you could set up a trigger to automatically return the visitor to the splash screen when the timeline reaches 5 minutes. I'm not sure this is exactly what you're looking for, but here's a quick example to illustrate the idea. I've also attached the .story file (it's Storyline v2) so you can see how it's set up.

Let me know if I can answer any more questions or if you need this file in Storyline 1.

Lynette Kramer

Thanks Trina.  Extending the timeline will work for all screens except this one.  The visitor can listen to as many 3 minute videos as they want so there is no way to gauge when they walk away.  The visited state would not work in this instance since a visitor would likely click on at least 1 interactive object.  I've attached a screen shot of this screen.

What I really need is a way to determine when there has been no activity for 5 minutes.

Michael Hinze

Have a look at the attached file and see if that's what you wanted. I reused a timer from an older project. When this timer ticks down to 0, the project jumps back to a slide (this could be your splash screen). The timer is reset anytime a.) you navigate to a slide or b.) you click anywhere on a slide. 

The timer logic sits on the master slide, I left the timer visible, so you can see it ticking down and/or resetting. Hope that helps.

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