Keswick Visitor Centre | United Utilities

“We’re going to cause massive disruption to your lives, building this pipeline.
That’s a tough sell but it’s crucial work, it will help, and we really want you to come on this journey with us.”

As part of United Utilities’ programme to link West Cumbria via a major new pipeline from Thirlmere Waters, Fuzzy Duck were commissioned to develop an interactive visitor centre in Keswick, for general public viewing.

This communication will outline the benefits and explain the impacts that the seven year project will have on the community and the environment.

Crime through the years

The National Justice Museum’s aim is to inspire people of all ages to become active citizens. They do this through fun and engaging activities, exhibitions and educational programmes relating to law and justice.
The Museum was undergoing a full refurbishment and we were asked
to produce the AV content throughout.

This large-scale project involved creating an introductory animation, designing and providing four touchscreen interactives, a number of films, two projections onto pillars within a courtroom, amongst others. The whole exhibition is aimed to provide an understanding of the law and justice system, with the hope to inspire people by their rights and responsibilities, to play an active role in society.

Tatton Park

Hidden Histories is a new strand of the visitor experience at the National Trust’s Tatton House near Knutsford. Tours of the grand rooms and estate have always been popular, and now visitors taking the tours of the kitchens and servants quarters can explore the lives and working conditions of named servants in the 1900s, and a fascinating insight into the technology of the time.

A number of iPads, some mounted on stands and some held by the guides, bring to life interactive stories from the housekeeper, cook, maids and sculleryman, through their diaries, daily schedules and ledgers. We created the project as a number of modules which will be extended when further parts of ‘downstairs’ in the mansion are revealed.

Co-op Values & Ethics

Values and Ethics are central to everything the Cooperative Bank stands for, and their customer-led Ethical Policy, defines what this means for them as a Bank.

The Bank is starting a series of employee engagement sessions, to help colleagues understand the importance of the Ethical Policy, and how it helps differentiate the company from competition.

Fuzzy Duck were asked to help produce content for the sessions, including an interactive walkthrough, that will reinforce key messages in an easy to interpret story, and remind the user all about the Bank’s continued efforts to be ethical. Printed collateral may also be required as a takeaway from the session.

Criccieth Castle

Along the rocky peninsula/promontory overlooking Tremadog Bay sits the ruins of Criccieth Castle. Perched on a headland with the North Welsh Sea at its feet, the castle is home to picturesque views and an intimidating vantage point to would-be attackers – Perhaps explaining why it changed hands between the Welsh Princes and English Monarchs so much throughout the years in its brief life as a stronghold.

To help people learn about the lives of those around the area during the English and Welsh conflict, Cadw and Headland asked the Ducks to imagine a day in the life of the Welsh Prince as he visits Criccieth Castle. This was imagined as 3 films set throughout the day each featuring an animated character talking directly to the viewer who is cast as the Prince.

The films are shown inside an imagined Llys (court) designed by our friends at Headland Design situated in the refurbished visitor centre, creating an immersive and atmospheric experience where the visitor selects the film they want to watch by touching an object on the table.

Along with these films we created an aerial film, including CGI of how the castle would have looked, which will stay with you as you venture up the hill to take in the scenic sights Criccieth offers.

Catalyst

The Catalyst Science Discovery Centre is a well-loved museum on the outskirts of Runcorn, which has fuelled a passion for science and chemistry in local school children for many years.

Last year we were tasked to introduce digital technology to the museum interpretation and create an interactive to further enhance the amazing views from the top gallery.

We developed a digital trail and a printed self-guided booklet enabling visitors to explore the landmarks of the surrounding industrial landscape.

Warrington Wolves

“In south-west Lancashire, babes don’t toddle, they side-step. Rugby League is a physical manifestation of our rules of life, comradeship, honest endeavour and a staunch allegiance to fair-play”  Colin Welland

A heritage project close to our heart and roots in Warrington, Fuzzy Duck and the Wolves Foundation spent 12 months working together on the huge project of documenting the rich history of Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club and the town they represent.

After securing Heritage Lottery funding, we produced a 100 metre long timeline, supported by augmented reality, motion graphics, poetry and two, 12 minute documentaries.

Warrington is a town with a rising population and we were determined to have these newcomers understand and learn to love the sport, the team, the town.

The project was awarded bronze in the 2013 Fresh Creative Awards, Best Breakthrough category.

Manchester United Museum

Who’s that team we call United?…

Working closely with the team of curators at the Manchester United Museum we created an interactive exhibition detailing the lives of ten of the greatest football players in the history of Manchester United. From pioneering Welsh wizard, Billy Meredith and the immeasurable talent of George Best to the iconic appeal of David Beckham, the exhibition explores how the lives of footballers and the wider society that supported them has changed over the decades.

42” interactive touchscreen houses 10 CGI representations of the managers’ office from the past century. Each office contains animations and 11 interactive information points on each player’s life, how training and tactics have evolved, the introduction of the players union and the rise of the celebrity player.

Atkinson Museum

The Atkinson Museum in Southport has a large range of ancient Egyptian artefacts thanks to a wealthy Victorian lady named Anne Goodison. Anne Goodison was from Bootle and was fascinated with Egyptology. She visited Egypt twice in the late 1880s and brought back a wide selection of artefacts which were housed in a ‘museum room’ in her family home near Crosby.

After Anne’s death in 1906, her husband had no interest in the collection and so donated it to the Bootle Museum in 1908. After the museum’s closure in 1974, the collection was taken to Southport for safe storage. Now for the first time in 40 years, items from the collection are now back on display at The Atkinson.

Bramall Hall

As part of the £1.6 million refurbishment, Fuzzy Duck developed four educational touchscreen interactives and five tablets which were located throughout the Tudor manor house.

We interviewed local historians and restorers to learn more about the history of Bramall Hall and how the restoration processes took place.

The videos & interviews allowed visitors with limited mobility to explore each of the rooms on all the floors.

Tomorrow Building

The £20 million development at MediaCityUK opened in June 2016. Working closely with the MediaCityUK team and using the latest technology to create an engaging, immersive marketing application showcasing the brand-new exciting and imaginatively designed workspace for digital and creative businesses.

The app, which can be used via Google Cardboard housing or in full-screen mode, provides 360 degree CGI visuals and key locations including the reception and a typical office floor.

Lynn Haime, Asset Manager from MediaCityUK said: “We have such a fantastic mix of businesses at MediaCityUK, who are continually pushing boundaries and creating amazing content. Fuzzy Duck impressed us with their knowledge and vision of 360 VR and it has been a pleasure to work with one of the companies based at MediaCityUK to create an interactive application with virtual reality to demonstrate to companies who may be interested in Tomorrow”.

Fuzzy Duck
Tomorrow
MediaCityUK, Salford
M50 2AB
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