MOHAI Launchpad

Overview

The MOHAI Launchpad is an anchor interactive for the new Bezos Center for Innovation at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle. This interactive exhibit was designed to inspire museum visitors to be innovative within their own lives. The experience utilizes a set of interactive mirrors with displays behind them, and a set of Microsoft Kinects. Visitors see their reflection from afar and as they approach a real-time, reactive particle system swarms around to create a virtual self within the display. The interface is adapted to each visitor based upon the visitors actual height, which allows for great usability across a huge demographic of museum visitors. Once activated users interact with the system and play a series of small quick puzzles which showcase ways of being innovative within the visitor’s own life.

Awards

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

Final visual designs of my interaction design. The exhibit responds as visitors walk down the hallway. When near the display, the UI is customized to display within reach for each individual visitor.
Final visual designs of my interaction design. The exhibit responds as visitors walk down the hallway. When near the display, the UI is customized to display within reach for each individual visitor.
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Visitors really enjoyed the particle system that responded to their movements.
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I designed three custom games/puzzles to get visitors to understand innovation better and specifically how to be innovative. We wanted to instill a sense that everyone can be innovative.
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One such game was about connections. I designed a simple puzzle of connecting the dots. Visitors simply connected a set of number of any of the displayed dots to complete the challenge.
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Prototyping and checking out our customer hardware which was built by a partner.
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To understand the experience more, we prototyped in any way possible. Including tapping some Kinet’s to the wall.
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The team worked closely together for the entire project from concept to installation.

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