• Lead Interaction (UX) Designer

MOHAI Launchpad

Anchor exhibit for the Museum of History and Innovation


Date:
March 2014
Platform:
Custom Hardware & Software
Launchpad exhibit for the Bezos Center of Innovation at the Museum of History and Innovation in Seattle, WA

Reflections on Innovation

As the Bezos Center for Innovation was being designed and built Olson Kundig and MOHAI asked Stimulant to create an anchor exhibit that could be experienced either at the beginning or end of the exhibit. We designed the experience to inspire visitors to reflect upon being an innovator, even in everyday life. The experience was designed to be at the end of a hallway and used mirrors, touchscreen overlay, and displays to literally reflect the visitor as they walked towards the exit. As visitors approach the exhibit a real-time particle system is displayed reflecting the visitors actual movements. Once close enough, the exhibit's user interface is displayed at the appropriate height for each individual approaching. This was critical to allow for use by a wide range of visitors.

The exhibit featured three custom puzzles crafted around a key pillar of innovation, one even requiring that two visitors (likely strangers) collaborate and work together. Check out the video below for a walk-through of the experience.

This project won an Interpretive Interactive Installations award in 2014 from AAM Media & Technology Muse Awards!

Visitors interacting with a touch-screen exhibit at the Bezos Center for Innovation at the Museum of History and Innovation

Visitors interacting with a touch-screen exhibit at the Bezos Center for Innovation at the Museum of History and Innovation

AncestryDNA Traits, showing Trait details for Facial Hair Thickness, Hair Color, and Alcohol Flush. Trait details screens showcased a wide variety of information, helping people understand there is more to the product than just the first result, including fun facts and deep science.

Visitors interacting with a touch-screen exhibit at the Bezos Center for Innovation at the Museum of History and Innovation

Visitors interacting with a touch-screen exhibit at the Bezos Center for Innovation at the Museum of History and Innovation

Person interacting with Mohai Launchpad exhibit

Person interacting with Mohai Launchpad exhibit

Visitors interacting with the Mohai Launchpad exhibit

Visitors interacting with the Mohai Launchpad exhibit

Visitors interacting with the Mohai Launchpad exhibit

Visitors interacting with the Mohai Launchpad exhibit

Person standing in front of prototype exhibit testing the user interface

Designing and testing the exhibit in our office

Person standing in front of prototype exhibit testing the user interface

Designing and testing the exhibit in our office

Visitors interacting with the Mohai Launchpad exhibit

Visitors interacting with the Mohai Launchpad exhibit