Another quick commercial break. In the last few months I’ve been working along with odessadesign on a microsite for the V&A museum for their current exhibition Telling Tales. We were really pleased to be chosen (up against some good competition) and we managed to incorporate some intriguing navigation ideas and a fun interactive exquisite corpse game.
To provide navigation for the three main exhibition areas we designed a flash movie that used parallax scrolling and camera techniques to create a 3D stage-set environment that the user could explore. Objects from the exhibition lie hidden in the scene and bring up the relevelent details when clicked. A shortcut to autonavigate to each object was also provided via a toolbar of object outlines. Subtle animations and audio ensured that the atmosphere of these elements matched the eerie and fantastical nature of the show itself.
In addition to the main site design we also produced an interactive game where users can add books to a growing library of stories. Each book can have its pages written by a visitor online in a digital version of the old exquisite corpse game. Even though the choice of words and images available is small people have already created some strangley haunting verses.