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Interactive Models

Responding to the need to simplify potentially complex exhibits, Clay stripped back interfaces to accessible "white card" models of artefacts, with electromechanical controls.

On-screen graphics respond instantly to these interactions, enabling the visitor to 'use' historical devices such as the Morse Key, Cooke and Wheatstone's Double-Needle Telegraph and the Crystal Radio Set, helping them discover first-hand how these devices helped shape modern communications.

Clay collaborated with specialist model makers Berry Place in the design of the physical models, and worked with them to deliver highly robust and compelling physical models that stand in as interactive placeholders for valuable genuine artefacts, on display alongside them.

After producing three iterations of each exhibit that were tested by the Science Museum's audience testing team, the final fluidity and physically tangible nature of the interaction has been described as 'magical'.

 

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