Project Overview: In collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) we explored the use of
augmented reality to activate museum objects currently on display.
NMNH excels in storytelling in the exhibition space and offers world-class research and
extensive collections, we proposed a series of rapid prototypes.
Our project proposal explored the concept of an interactive installation with
the goal of increasing engagement and learning. We wanted to deliver an
experience that would encourage visitors to learn more about the Gems
and Minerals Exhibition at NMNH.
The installation would serve as a virtual 'mirror' that would detect visitors
through facial/kinetic recognition. Upon activation, users would be exposed to a
series of screens prompting them with instructions on how to customize their
very own mineral. As a little takeaway, visitors would be able to take a selfie
with their piece of jewelry and receive a postcard.
Roles: Concept Brainstorming, UI, Print Design
Collaborators: Yao Chang, Yui Tian, and Franky Wang.