Illumen’s approach was to develop a kiosk next to the capsule that would showcase five major areas: Mission, Crew, Flight, Capsule, and Extras. The flight itself included the onboard emergency. Under the guidance of Illumen’s 3D Designer – Tony O’Dell, we created several animations that realistically demonstrate what the emergency looked like, which has always been difficult to explain.
It was also important to showcase the original images and videos taken during the mission. To accomplish this, we used minimal user design to allow the images and video to be as large as possible on screen.
The museum has many tours and instructor-led training (ILT) classes and events, so availability and scalability are important. This project was built to be reusable and compatible across many devices, so museum staff can use the kiosk itself or run the same project on their mobile devices.