The Durham Museum in Omaha, Nebraska was looking for an engaging and educational way to update their Omaha Community Gallery. The permanent exhibition highlights the city’s business history, featuring artifacts from local businesses, universities, and media. The exhibit also houses the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame.
In 2015, Nanonation created a digital timeline for the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation. The timeline is a series of five touchscreens that outline the history of Nebraska sports dating all the way back to 1854. Users are encouraged to touch one of the photos, videos, or news articles to view footage or read about the event.
After several years and a number of digital experiences later, Nanonation once again partnered with the Hall of Fame to create a gesture-based, multi-player game for the volleyball area within the Hall. The physical space at the Hall of Fame sets the scene for the interactive game, it even has volleyball court flooring! With that in mind, Nano worked to blend the new experience with the existing space.
Nano proposed the concept of a 2-Dimensional educational game that is powered by Microsoft Kinect, a motion-sensing device that supports the interactive aspect of the experience. The team also integrated the current projector in the exhibit to adapt to the environment.