Starting with a defunct credit union space, Studio Matthews and Pacific Studio created the first ever Visitor Center for the globally recognized Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Through videos, artifacts, and profiles of ground-breaking research, visitors to the center learn about the Nobel Prize-winning science taking place at the Hutch. Under the theme Share Your Story, you can take your portrait in the photo booth, write your story and post it to the wall, contributing, reading and viewing a growing collection of moving stories from cancer survivors, families, staff and researchers. Everyone has been touched in some way by cancer, and this space is designed to both provide community support and gather support for the Hutch’s life-saving work.
macMonkey Digital Studios was tasked to create a portable iPad (but not TOO portable 🙂 ) and video projection system where visitors could choose from a continuously updated graphical display of cancer survivors’ video stories. The stories and interface would pull from an existing website and after the visitor selected a story, it would project the video onto the specially painted frame on the facing wall. The iPad also projects an attract screen when not being used.
Winner, Interactive Experiences Merit Award,
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards
“This exhibition is a beautiful example of a solution that’s elegant in both concept and execution. Implementing the interactive photo experience allows the life-saving research to connect in a meaningful, story-driven way. It’s one thing to read about technological innovations, but to listen to the families and friends who have had their lives directly impacted by said research gives the information a gravity that wouldn’t have otherwise existed. I lost my mother to cancer when I was in high school, so to see a wall full of people who have been through similar struggles would certainly be an overwhelmingly powerful, hopeful experience.”
Project included implementing secure iPad that visitors could hold in their hands while sitting at the viewing bench, but also connected to the video projector in order to play the visitor’s chosen video stories. The HTML code for the iPad app was pulled from an existing web site that allowed the content to be continuously updated as new stories were added.