A participatory, multi-sensory experience for museum visitors to develop a deeper understanding of the intertwined relationship between humans and the natural world.
Entangled is a proposition of exhibition with multisensorial experiences for the Carnegie Mellon Museum of Natural History visitors to develop a deeper understanding of the intertwined relationship between humans and the natural world. It consists of a series of interactive installations and devices, including immersive projection, objects recognition, motion capture, and tangible interaction with sound feedback, to create a consecutive learning process through spatial experience.
Multisensorial Experience Design -
1. Discover and Learn
Technique Used: AR via mobile phone
Identify and learn about plants anywhere in the museum with details on the major threats they face from human impact.
2. Interact and Understand
Technique Used: Posture Detection and Screen Display, Projection Mapping and Object Detection and RGB LED Strip
Serves as an entry point to the dioramas and helps you learn more about the plants in the Hall of Botany.
Transform to Plant
Visitors play with the dioramas in a series of activities. They are rewarded with a visual feedback on the installation tree and a learning card about human impact.
According to the ecosystems respectively displayed immersive projections in front of each diorama.
Open Play tab
Associated Game Card
Following the hint to start the interactive game.
Using phone camera through the museum app to detect projected objects and collect them.
Completing the mission to receive a success card, including further details, leaving messages, and guidance for the next.
LED strips are gradually lit up toward the central tree, and one leaf representing the player is bloomed amidst the canopy on the ceiling projection.
3. Pledge and Reflect
Technique Used: Visual, Audible, and Tactile Interface
Visitors interact with the pledge wall and leave a voice note. They will also be prompted at the end of each diorama activity.
Leave messages at the end of the activity
Listen to the messages as a separate experience after interacting with the wall.
Design Solution -
1. Enhancing museum visiting experiences
Information browsing in Immersive Environments (AR)
Wayfinding using digital projection mapping
Experiential Learning using posture detection
Social interaction through a tangible interface
2. Three core experiences
Discover and Learn
Uncover the human impact on plants across ecosystems.
Interact and Understand
Get immersed in multi-sensorial activities inside the Hall of Botany.
Pledge and Reflect
Reflect on how changing your lifestyle can improve the planet.
Problem Statement -
How might we design an interactive learning experience to help the museum transform passive spectators to active participants who make conscious choices in their daily lives?
Design Principles -
Museums as a public space for critical dialogue.
Showcase diversity in experience by leveraging the physical space and user tools available at hand.
Design a gamified experiences that entice users to see relevance in the curated stories around the museum.
The hall of botany is the particular area for the Entangled exhibition, where is currently less popular than other showrooms with lively animal dioramas.
Plants constitute the foundation of ecosystems that breed diverse creatures. However, human impacts from daily activities have been accelerating the change in the natural world.
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MPS/MDes IxD Studio
Carnegie Mellon University
Fall 2021 (6 Weeks)
Projection Content Animating
Physical Env. Setting