Earth Lab: Degrees of Change
Climate change arguably poses the most important challenge humans face in the coming century. This dramatic exhibition within the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences endeavors to open the doors to the living laboratory that is our climate, while not shying away from the hard science behind the changes people are witnessing every day. The exhibit is a strategic blend of media that investigates the evidence that will inform the decisions we make in the future. It’s an interdisciplinary exhibit hybrid of public policy, documentary journalism, and the earth sciences. It’s a hub for scholars, politicians, scientists, and a go-to resource for the general public to access the core facts about climate science.
Press & AwardsJustified Competition 2012, AIGA, Winner, October 2012
I appreciated the transmedia aspect of this project, which incorporates all available communication methods—video and information systems, screen-based and dimensional—into one experience. In a marketplace that is increasingly in flux and requires more than “good design,” this solution illustrates the agility that future design projects will require. Both the work and the case study demonstrate that the designers are critical thinkers—perceptive, imaginative and skillful.“Digging Into Climate Change,” Dimensions Magazine, Sharon Barry, January 2012
Digital labels and interactives feature layers of information that enable visitors to choose how deeply they want to dig.
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