Stimulant and Olson Kundig Architects partnered to create 2 exhibits for the newly launched Bezos Center for Innovation at the Museum of History & Industry.
The first exhibit could be viewed from 2 directions, either from the beginning or the end of the visitors path through the museum. The idea was that it would literally reflect the visitor in the exhibit itself, and offer suggestions for how to be more innovative in one’s daily life, community, or school. The experience used gesture and touch to drive activities behind a mirrored display.
The system uses Kinect for presence detection and to visualize a person's silhouette as a particle system, but more importantly, it spawns the user interface at the right height for each user.
The second exhibit showcases several video interviews of industry leading innovators.
Bezos Center of Innovation
Launch Pad Exhibit
At a glance
What I did
As Art Director, I worked with the Visual Designer to develop the initial direction, provide feedback and support when necessary, and helped manage and prioritize client feedback.
Besos Center of Innovation
Depth sensing cameras were used to track body movements and these movements then appeared as a reactive particle system. Once the visitor is close enough, the menu system appears at the perfect height for the user. Visitors are encouraged to collaborate through a series of short interactions and are rewarded with playful rewards. We want to show that anyone can be an innovator.
Making sure the default UI height is always super important in a public space, but to insure all visitors could reach, we used an optical sensor to detect visitor height and adjusted the UI accordingly.
text size and contrast
Contrast and size was a big concern with the reflective displays, so we tested early and often.