Norwegian Seabird Centre

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The exhibition was designed by Gagarin ltd. and Batteriid Architects after winning a 1 prize in a competition for the project.

The exhibition was designed by Gagarin ltd. and Batteriid Architects after winning a 1 prize in a competition for the project.

“Be the bird” - Installation where users retrieve
information through full body motion.  The Kinect camera is used for tracking the users in 3D space. That allows them to control the birds with their body and interact in a unique and playful way.

“Be the bird” - Installation where users retrieve information through full body motion. The Kinect camera is used for tracking the users in 3D space. That allows them to control the birds with their body and interact in a unique and playful way.

Screenshot from “History of the bird” – An interactive timeline. In this installation, which s a mixed media timeline consisting of three compact touch screens and a graphics on the wall, users learn the story of the Bird‘s evolution from Jurassic times until today.

Screenshot from “History of the bird” – An interactive timeline. In this installation, which s a mixed media timeline consisting of three compact touch screens and a graphics on the wall, users learn the story of the Bird‘s evolution from Jurassic times until today.

“An island symphony” – In this sound/light installation visitors learn about the various bird species breeding in Værlandet.

“An island symphony” – In this sound/light installation visitors learn about the various bird species breeding in Værlandet.

“Bird migration“ – In the installation users learn about the different paths the typical birds of Værlandet take on their way to their winter quarters and back to their breeding grounds.

“Bird migration“ – In the installation users learn about the different paths the typical birds of Værlandet take on their way to their winter quarters and back to their breeding grounds.

“Bird migration“ – Users follow the birds' migration paths by sliding the balls.

“Bird migration“ – Users follow the birds' migration paths by sliding the balls.

The project

On the 15th of June 2012 a new exhibition was opened in Værlandet‘s old boat Yard in Gestehamn. The exhibition shows through fourteen interactive stations that the fate of man is tied together with the fate of the seabirds along the coast of Norway. In short; The fact that our birds, our old way of life and our climate are threatened are intertwined, and they all result from our globalized way of life.

When designing the exhibition the goal  was to, by provocative and evocative  installations, motivate people to action rather than overload them with  information or preach to them with  morals. The focus was on interactivity  rather than on a passive intake of  information.

The installations are quite unique where tangibility plays a key role and adds to the playfulness of the experience, but we also used Kinect motion tracking for a “full body interaction” when needed.

Together this creates a meaningful experience where guests are involved to be co-creators through multiple interactions.

The exhibition was designed by Gagarin  and Batteriid Architects aſter winning a 1 prize in a competition for the project.

Our role

  • Conception and developemant of the installations
  • Interaction design
  • Programming
  • Media design
  • Graphic design
  • Programming
  • Exhibition design in collaboration with Batteriid architects

 

Awards

Icelandic Graphic Design Association 2013. Award in “Information Design” category .