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Space, Time, and the Stories in Between

If you’ve ever muttered “get a move on” under your breath to a fellow visitor at a museum who won’t stop hogging an interpretive touchscreen, you’re not alone. Screen space is a hot commodity in the museum world and sometimes…

Read My Hips: The Rise of Gesture Interactives

If you visited our office in July, you would have seen a lot of people doing this: No, we weren’t putting the finishing touches on some sweet new choreography. We were actually testing a new project for the Food Network…

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Exploring Museums Across the Pond

A few friends have asked me if I visit museums when I travel. I understand where they’re coming from – for someone who works in the museum industry, the thought of visiting museums while on vacation might seem like an…

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100 Years Later: Telling the Hillcrest Mine Disaster Story

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster in 1914, Alberta Culture and the Frank Slide Interpretive Center approached NGX about creating an interactive experience that would tell the story of this historic tragedy – Canada’s worst mining…

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3 Things Your Non-Fiction Story Needs

Alongside Andre Bussanich, our Creative Director, I recently completed an online course from Adam Westbrook and Marc Thomas called Story Design for Non Fiction. In our content-saturated, fast-paced, and (let’s face it) attention-deficient online world, crafting quality non-fiction stories that…

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Inspiration: Part 3 – Driven by Stories

When Jason Clarke, our Content Strategist, approached me with the question ‘what inspires you?’, I think he was expecting something suitably nerdy and nature-loving, given my hard-to-hide geekiness about all things ‘Sciencey’. After all, my first job back in the…

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Inspiration: Part 2 – Through the Looking Glass

If you don’t follow the world of new technology, your extent of knowledge about Google Glass might be best summarized by Adrien Chen in his article for Gawker: “a wearable computer eye piece, which allows you to snap photos, read…