The Steinberg Virtual Museum

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Steinberg, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary, has opened The Steinberg Museum, a virtual museum on their site, celebrating the company’s history:

There is a gallery located on every floor, each representing one year of the company’s history. The first 13 floors are now open to the public, and more floors will be coming on stream over the next months, accounting for a wealth of treasures that span the history of Steinberg from its early beginnings in the 1980s to the present day.

Please do touch the exhibits to find out more on popular Steinberg products and technologies as well as ancient relics and artifacts of long forgotten times, and go behind the scenes to meet developers and managers who have shaped the company’s approach to technological innovations.

This is a fantastic idea, but, unfortunately, the museum is a Flash usability disaster, the likes we have not seen since the original dot-com boom. It’s cumbersome to navigate and you have to wait a long time for things to load.

It’s sad to see a good idea skewered by bad implementation.

Check it out and let me know what you think. Am I being too hard on it, or does Steinberg need to go back to the drawing board on this?

7 thoughts on “The Steinberg Virtual Museum

  1. The flash content on the site works fine for me running firefox on xp sp2 and it loads plenty fast, even on my wireless 3g connection — so I'm not sure where the "usability disaster" slam is coming from — but w/e, maybe their server was having a bad day when you tried it =)

  2. The flash content on the site works fine for me running firefox on xp sp2 and it loads plenty fast, even on my wireless 3g connection — so I'm not sure where the "usability disaster" slam is coming from — but w/e, maybe their server was having a bad day when you tried it =)

  3. The flash content on the site works fine for me running firefox on xp sp2 and it loads plenty fast, even on my wireless 3g connection — so I'm not sure where the "usability disaster" slam is coming from — but w/e, maybe their server was having a bad day when you tried it =)

  4. Yeah they could use a new UI for it. Also, they could offer up old versions of Cubase for download. I'd really like the most recent version that would run on an Atari STe.

  5. Yeah they could use a new UI for it. Also, they could offer up old versions of Cubase for download. I'd really like the most recent version that would run on an Atari STe.

  6. Yeah they could use a new UI for it. Also, they could offer up old versions of Cubase for download. I'd really like the most recent version that would run on an Atari STe.

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