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Merit Winners in the Kiosks/Interactive Exhibits Category
1. A Whole New Ballgame Interactives
Design Firm Bluecadet, Philadelphia; www.bluecadet.com | Creative Team Troy Lachance, executive creative director/art director; Josh Goldblum, creative director; Caleb Heisey, Nate Renninger, designers; Kathryn Stracquatanio, Mark Llobrera, Kevin Zakszewski, Sarah Polansky, Paul Rudolph, Henry Steinberg, developers; Peter Hall, producer | Client National Baseball Hall of Fame | Details Bluecadet created interactive experiences inviting visitors to learn about—and weigh in on—controversial baseball subjects like steroids, strikes and Pete Rose.
2. Airbus Experience Center
Design Firm Hornall Anderson, Seattle; www.hornallanderson.com | Creative Team Mark Buchalter, Tim Halloran, experience design directors; Kevi Louis Johnson, design director; Michael Ausich, Nicholas Cryder, Jon Graeff, Todd Minderman, Katie Polenick, Chelsea Xavier, Rob Zwiebel, designers; Shirley Hendrickson, copywriter; Matt Frickleton, lead creative technologist; Marq Dean, Tim Garrison, Frank Hadder, Gordon Mueller, technology team; and others | Client Airbus Group | Details The integrated work-plus-showcase design reinforces the character of Airbus Group as a global leader.
DESIGN TIP: “Pervasive devices and technologies have given us options for consuming almost any content anywhere. When creating digital media viewed within an environment, look for the twist that makes it special or unique—something that you can tangibly experience by being there, and creating a lasting memory in the process.” —Mark Buchalter, director of experience design at Hornall Anderson, hornallanderson.com
3. Bloom Room
Company/Client Paperless Post, New York City; www.paperlesspost.com | Creative Team Luke Williams, creative director/art director; Laura Berglund, senior designer; Anna Bond (Rifle Paper Co.), illustrator; Stephanie Shih, copywriter; Ivy Liu, project manager | Details To celebrate their momentous collaboration with stationer Rifle Paper Co., Paperless Post created the Bloom Room, an immersive pop-up space overflowing with real and paper flowers.
4. Common Threads
Design Firm Second Story, part of SapientNitro, Atlanta; www.secondstory.com | Creative Team Andy Pruett, interactive developer; Ashton Grosz, senior experience designer; Joel Krieger, creative director; Kate Farina, experience designer; Matheus Meneghel, art director; Mudit Gupta, interactive developer; Neal Gallagher, senior designer; Pavani Yalla, associate creative director, experience design; Stephany Gill, senior designer, scenario custom scenery; and others | Client The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum | Details Common Threads takes a familiar concept—the ubiquitous photo booth—and transforms it into a space for playful introspection and discovery.
5. Custer State Park Visitor Center
Design Firm Second Story, part of SapientNitro, Portland, OR; www.secondstory.com | Creative Team David Waingarten, creative lead; Heather Daniel, production lead; Chris DeWan, design director; Brittany Gendron, designer; Adi Marom, experience design lead; Swanny Mouton, art director; Split Rock Studios, exhibit design and fabrication; and others | Client Custer State Park | Details For the park’s new visitor center, the team created a pair of installations that excite, inform and empower guests, urging them into the wild.
6. F!ZZ: Grab Life by the Bubbles!
Company/Client PepsiCo Design & Innovation, New York City; http://design.pepsico.com | Details Each design element, from spinning striped globes to circular mixology stations, echoes and celebrates the concept of effervescence.
7. Museum of the Future: Machinic Life
Design Firm Tellart, Providence, RI; www.tellart.com | Client Office of the Prime Minister, United Arab Emirates | Details This exhibition at the World Government Summit in Dubai explored the future impact of current advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence on society.
8. National Air and Space Museum Media Wall
Design Firm Bluecadet, Philadelphia; www.bluecadet.com | Creative Team Troy Lachance, executive creative director; Josh Goldblum, creative director; Aaron Richardson, Kim Quinn, designers; Victoria Jones, producer; Ksenia Dynkin, content strategist | Client Smithsonian Institution | Details Bluecadet was asked to create a visitor experience that was interactive, powerful and educational.
9. Photography Interpretive Gallery
Design Firm Second Story, part of SapientNitro, Portland, OR; www.secondstory.com | Creative Team Norman Lau, creative lead; Chris Carlson, Jeremy Rotsztain, senior interactive developers; Chris DeWan, design director; Swanny Mouton, interaction designer; Sarah Schulte, senior interaction designer; Jordan Tull, designer; Jinu Yang, senior art director; and others | Client SFMOMA | Details Using analog controls inspired by classic camera dials, guests discover the stories behind the museum’s most complex pieces and develop a deeper understanding of photography’s connection to their lives.
10. Skyspace LA Immersive Experiences
Design Firm Stimulant, San Francisco; www.stimulant.com | Creative Team Dana Smith, creative lead; Darren David, art director; Jules Konig, designer; Tremendousness, illustration; Darren David, executive sponsor; Josh Santangelo, technical lead; Ritesh Lala, Michael Chang, interactive developers; Stephan Winokur, technical producer; Kristi Torgrimson, project manager; Sherri Nevins, executive producer; Tasha Nesbitt, producer | Client Skyspace LA | Details The US Bank Tower in Los Angeles requires visitors to transfer between elevator banks in order to get to the top. Stimulant was asked to make this transition exciting, suspenseful and purposeful.
11. Sonos Touchscreen Experience
Design Firm Hello Design, Culver City, CA; www.hellodesign.com | Creative Team David Lai, Hiro Niwa, creative directors; Jessica Huang, Karen Liong, designers; Szu Ann Chen Smith, account director; Patricia Chai, project lead | Client Sonos | Details For Sonos’ first retail store, Hello created a touchscreen experience that lets users interact firsthand with Sonos products.
12. Transparent Seas
Design Firm/Client Grow, Norfolk, VA; www.thisisgrow.com | Creative Team Drew Ungvarsky, chief executive officer; Eric Lohman, creative director; Zach Young, developer; Jordan Crisman, lead producer; Zac Gittens, producer; Jason Levesque, illustrator | Details This 40-foot installation sits in Norfolk’s NEON arts district, where color and light brighten a once-overlooked neighborhood.
13. Wolfson Children’s Hospital Exploratorium
Design Firm Creative Arts Unlimited, Pinellas Park, FL; www.creativeartsinc.com | Creative Team Roger Barganier, Rachel Przyborski, art director; Laura Tooze, designer; Natascha Johnson, illustrator; Daryl Mosher, Gary Roane, production manager | Client Wolfson Children’s Hospital | Details By combining inviting interior architecture with custom games, the Exploratorium provides an enjoyable diversion for Wolfson’s young patients.
14. Works of Wine
Design Firm SapientNitro, Miami; www.sapientnitro.com | Creative Team James Allen, Andrew Goldstein, creative directors; Frank Gomez, Cesar Santos, Brent Slone, associate creative directors; David Iglesias, design manager; Steve Cucinotta, creative technologist; Taylor Gandolfi, junior experience designer; Melissa Acosta, account manager; Angicel Morales, account director; Zach Rubenfeld, senior associate, program management; Tim Hogan, interactive program manager; Mudit Gupta, interactive developer; Jason Jones, senior associate, account manager; Luis Giron, senior interactive developer; Alejandro Roses, manager, interactive development; Diana Aleman, senior associate producer; Matt Kujawa, vice president, business lead; Matthew Atkatz, executive creative director; Jason Creighton, director, program management | Client Property Markets Group | Details Works of Wine is a unique art experience featuring a one-of-a-kind machine that allows guests to paint with wine, revealing geometric patterns that mirror the strong lines of PMG buildings.