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.

Gene Splicer

Dudley Zoological Gardens look after some of the worlds rarest creatures but we decided to go one step further with the Genesplicer interactive we produced for exhibition consultants Leach. Playing the role of a mad scientist, visitors can choose from 11 different animals and splice their genes together to create a new, improved and extremely strange species.

An animated, rotating double-helix adds movement while the creepy, atmospheric soundscape of bubbling concoctions creates a suitable background for the dastardly creations. Camodiles, Giringos, Tiguins and Crocotans can all be concocted in the laboratory and let loose by emailing your creation and sharing it with friends.

Dudley Zoo’s 2015 Easter break saw record attendances, with the attraction topping 20,000 visitors over the seven-day period. Zoo Director, Derek Grove, said “the bumper figures were a result of the opening of a new £250,000 interactive exhibit. The feedback we’ve had on Castle Creatures has been incredible.”

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.

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.

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.

United Utilities – Tech Intro

Training the next generation of engineers

The technical training interactives produced for Untied Utilities were part of their £1.5 million apprenticeship programme to source the next generation of engineers at the newly developed Bolton training centre.

The touchscreen interactive contained videos, schematical animations and scenarios that detailed the complexities of the water treatment processes, giving the trainees first hand experience of problem solving situations that would otherwise require them to be on-site, up and down the country.

A slimmed down, simplified version of the interactive was also developed for intranet, mobile and tablet devices.

Fuzzy Duck
Tomorrow
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