Detroit Institute of Art
Pentagram Design, Lisa Strausfeld and team
This example consists of a series of enhanced experiences. One of them is in the permanent collection of 18th-century French porcelain and sliver. The pieces are displayed in the traditional glass but instead of just a description of everything, the exhibit is brought to life with a table in the middle of the room that visitors can sit at. A video of an authentic three course meal is projected onto the table and the visitors can feel as if they are taking part in the meal. This creates an immersive experience for them and instead of just reading about what that type of meal was like, they can witness one first hand. Another experience is a touch panel that lets you flip through the pages, magnify, and translate some of the DIA’s book collection. This allows visitors to see more than just one spread of the book under a case and interact with the book.