Project

Intel Museum: Updates

Role

Art DirectionUI/Visual Design3D ModelingMotion Design

Overview
In 2016, I helped design three new interactive exhibits for the Intel Museum. The purpose of the exhibits was to help people learn about the Internet of Things, coding with Binary, and the Conductivity of different materials.

Exhibit

Internet of Things

Overview
The Internet of Things Exhibit, is a 4x3 interactive video wall located in the heart of the Museum. It showcases a stunning, immersive view of a visually rich 3D connected city teeming with life, that invites users to physically interact and develop a deeper understanding of the Internet of Things.
Process
Starting with a mood board helped define the general visual direction. I was going for a playful, low-poly, isometric look for the IoT city. The vibrant colors and the iconographic style mixed well with the Intel Museum's visual brand.
Process
While we were in the UX/Wireframe phase, I produced proof of concept models and animations to show how things might look and move.

Exhibit

Binary

Overview
Our objective was to reintroduce the role of the transistor into the exhibit, making a relationship with the “1/0” readout - and eventual display of an ASCII character. Visitors interact with the exhibit by pressing buttons on a reader rail. LEDs introduced into the reader rail produce a pulse of blue light that travels upwards and appears to flow up into the screen in the form of animated particles.
Print
I also designed the reader rail which accommodated a handful of physical buttons and LED strips to connect the visitors touch to the action on the screen above.

Exhibit

Conductivity

Overview
The goal of the exhibit is to help visitors understand how different materials are insulators, conductors or semiconductors.
Elements
As part of the proof of concept phase, I modeled a bunch of raw elements to see how much detail we could get away with and establish the look and feel.
Transistor
I wasn't sure what the transistor should look like. Here are a few of the ideas I tried out.