Rich lives and uncertain futures
Our work with the Royal BC Museum (RBCM) for Orcas: Our Shared Future, is a multi-media portrait of an iconic coastal species. Through a collection of museum artifacts, films and digital experiences, visitors are invited to delve into the complex lives of Orcas and their uncertain future. Integrating digital and physical elements to enhance engagement and play, our work is embedded in the exhibition's striking visual ambition and contemporary approach.
- Interpretive Strategy
- Object Recognition
- Game Design
- UI and UX Design
Gallery image credits: Royal BC Museum
Showcasing a stylized representation of a coastal environment, the multi-user table communicates complex concepts of interconnected ecological health through a game-play approach that is intuitive, engaging, playful and impactful.
Using custom 3D printed RFID pucks–representing items like dams, wind turbines and plastic bottles– visitors seek a balance between human needs and the health of a coastal ecosystem.
When ocean health is restored, the reward is a richly populated visualization of natural abundance – orcas swimming and hunting, salmon travelling up and down a coastal waterway, animals in the forest, and abundant coastal bird life.
Positioned below a suspended orca skeleton, the “Orca Biology 101” touch table gives guests the opportunity to learn about orcas’ bodily systems (echolocation, musculoskeletal, reproductive, respiratory) through story points and by examining a 3D model of an orca.