To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, the Manchester United Museum created an exhibition to tell the stories of the people on board the fateful flight. They needed a touchscreen interactive building to provide visitors with more information, that also ties in with the style of the graphic panels.
We created a skeuomorphic interface containing documents, photos and videos, to give the user a sense of being involved in the investigation. The interactive is split into three sections: the players and staff, the aftermath, and the disaster.
After the initial animated attractor screen, two animations are embedded within the interactive, one to introduce the players and staff involved, and the second to provide a countdown to the disaster. This uses the aircraft radio transcript, to help to tell the story of what happened and set the scene for the investigation. Snow has been integrated thoughout, to give reference to the reason the disaster happened. The interactive is designed in a way that draws the user in and gives them an opportunity to discover things for themselves.
Jaguar decided to open their doors to the Great British public to see these splendid vehicles. But they also had a desire to tell the legacy of their pioneering Jaguar engineers.
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Jaguar has a long and illustrious motoring history and found major motorsport success with its pioneering engineering innovations, particularly at LeMans in the 1950s. The Jaguar Heritage museum contains a physical timeline of engines and disc-brake development, telling the story of some of their most important advancements.
The discussion we had with our clients was to move the exhibition away from being exclusively accessible to just motoring enthusiasts, but to broaden the target audience and appeal to everyone.
“It’s not just for the anoraks!”
The British Motor Sport exhibition was right next door so we devised an interactive to give the enthusiast the layers they craved, but it’s also a good story; we wanted to tell this story, allowing accessibility for families with children to explore and enjoy…brum, brum!
As part of a £3.4m Heritage Lottery funded regeneration project, the Heritage Triangle asked us to create a responsive website that publicised the traditional town of Diss, in Norfolk. The website includes archive information on the history of Diss throughout the centuries, it’s most famous people and the origin of some of its iconic buildings.
A present day interactive map helps to promote the wide variety of shops and services available in Diss today, whilst the events and news pages advertise local attractions.
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.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund the exciting interactive enabled visitors to explore the history of the area from the Observation Gallery. Scanning NFC tags at key locations in the Observatory activated content on touch-screen enabled devices, displaying useful facts, historical galleries, animations and even a quiz; where users would be given tokens to place in their virtual backpack.
We also produced a self-guided booklet enabling visitors to explore the landmarks of the surrounding industrial landscape.