Manchester United

Manchester United

Munich Air Disaster

Job Title: Munich Air Disaster |Client: Manchester United

What was involved?...

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.

The incident…

“I could not believe my eyes. The plane was cut in half – a mass of jagged metal. The tail end of the aircraft appeared to have hit a house and the union jack was blazing away.”

Bill Foulkes – Goalkeeper

 

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