The Space Needle

Credits

CD: Creature SeattleVD: Jules KonigUX: Nathan MoodyDev: Ritesh Lala

Stimulant created two touchscreen exhibits that make Space Needle visitors’ experiences more rich and informative. One experience features dreamlike, immersive Microsoft Photosynth walkthroughs of famous Seattle sites that most visitors can’t usually experience, produced by Seattle agency Creature. From swimming through the Seattle Aquarium’s octopus tank to being in the locker room of the Seattle Sounders, visitors not only get exclusive peeks inside local landmarks, but also are oriented to where they are in relation to the Space Needle’s observation deck. The other interactive features a rich gigapixel panorama of the entire city, shot from the Space Needle’s own spire by Gavin Farrell. Visitors can pan and zoom in to incredible levels of detail using a custom-made viewing application, and explore a vast array of historical, cultural and “locals-only” landmarks.--I was responsible for the look and feel and UI for both kiosks.

Project

360° Teleporter

360° Teleporter takes advantage of Microsoft’s Photosynth technology to give visitors unprecedented access to sites throughout the Seattle area, some of which include swimming through Seattle Aquarium’s octopus tank, walking from the Seattle Sounder’s locker room onto the field along side the starting eleven, and even getting rare access of one of Seattle’s famous Lake Union house boats.

Process

Early Ideas

Before arriving at the final design, I explored different design directions for various parts of the user interface.
Process

Progress

We put together a teaser video for the executive stakeholders so that they could see the progress we were making.
Project

Zoomable City

Zoomable City is a gigapixel 360° panorama of the entire city of Seattle. The image was shot from the top of the Space Needle’s spire. Visitor’s can pan and zoom in to incredible levels of detail using a custom-made viewing application, and explore a vast array of historical, cultural and “locals-only” landmarks.