Tri-C JazzFest Interactive

Interactive multimedia program

To educate and entertain jazz aficionados and the general public

Museums and Exhibits

The Project

Impact was brought in to design and create an interactive multimedia program to highlight the history of Cuyahoga Community College’s internationally renowned JazzFest. The application would celebrate the huge collection of international jazz musicians who played the annual festival during its 40-year history. The interactive program was designed to reside in two 55” touch screen monitors, which allow guests to easily explore the enormous collection of text, art, music, and videos related to JazzFest.


Cuyahoga Community College (also known as Tri-C) was Ohio’s first public community college and remains the largest in the state. Tri-C JazzFest is their annual three-day music festival.


College students and visitors to the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts on the Tri-C metro campus.


Generate continued interest in the festival, its history, and its future.

Our Process

From start to finish, Impact produced all aspects of this program. On the front end, Impact brainstormed ways to create an appealing approach to share decades of information. We also worked closely with the college architectural team to create an application that complemented their gallery. Once we had those details figured out, we developed the user experience and created wireframes. After we designed all the graphic elements for the application, we moved into programming. Our skilled programmer married all the visual and textual assets and built in the interactive functionality. We also sourced all the technology, oversaw fabrication, and handled installation.


Creative Concept
Hardware Structure
User Experience Design
Wireframe Development


Systems Engineering


Graphic Design
Interactive Programming

Right in Tune

Screen designs complement the overall exhibit design.
Festival artifacts on display round out the experience.

Striking a Chord

Music lovers can scroll through four decades of favorite artists and
JazzFest legends to rekindle their festival memories.