The Space Needle
Two touchscreen exhibits that enrich visitor experience.
Client
Type of Project
Design Team
Agency
My Role
The Space Needle
Stimulant
City Explorers
Visual Design, UI Design, Video Direction/Production
CD: Creature Seattle, VD: Jules Konig, UX: Nathan Moody, Dev: Ritesh Lala

Stimulant created two touchscreen exhibits that make Space Needle visitors’ experiences more rich and informative.

One experience features dreamlike, immersive Microsoft Photosynth walkthroughs of famous Seattle sites that most visitors can’t usually experience, produced by Seattle agency Creature. From swimming through the Seattle Aquarium’s octopus tank to being in the locker room of the Seattle Sounders, visitors not only get exclusive peeks inside local landmarks, but also are oriented to where they are in relation to the Space Needle’s observation deck.

The other interactive features a rich gigapixel panorama of the entire city, shot from the Space Needle’s own spire by Gavin Farrell. Visitors can pan and zoom in to incredible levels of detail using a custom-made viewing application, and explore a vast array of historical, cultural and “locals-only” landmarks.

My Responsibilities
I was responsible for the look and feel and UI for both kiosks. I also directed and edited the final project video below.
Project Video
360° Teleporter
360° Teleporter takes advantage of Microsoft’s Photosynth technology to give visitors unprecedented access to sites throughout the Seattle area, some of which include swimming through Seattle Aquarium’s octopus tank, walking from the Seattle Sounder’s locker room onto the field along side the starting eleven, and even getting rare access of one of Seattle’s famous Lake Union house boats.
Main Screen
This screen allows visitors to pan and zoom a large gigapixel image and select various points of interest. Each thumbnail featured a short animation.
Swimming with an octopus.
Inside the locker room.
Inside the huddle.
Seattle Houseboats
Process
Client progress preview
We shared regular progress with out client in order to get early feedback and to insure we were moving forward. Usually the client would come on site, sometimes we'd just shoot a quick video. This is one of those.
Zoomable City
Zoomable City is a gigapixel 360° panorama of the entire city of Seattle. The image was shot from the top of the Space Needle’s spire. Visitor’s can pan and zoom in to incredible levels of detail using a custom-made viewing application, and explore a vast array of historical, cultural and “locals-only” landmarks.