The Defining Moments Discovery Wall is a five-screen multi-user touchwall located within the Gandel Atrium at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
Visitors can explore a fluid timeline of defining moments in Australian history, supported by a series of interactive animations and sound effects.
Each defining moment is described and visually illustrated through archival imagery and objects held within the Museum's extensive collection.
Networks of related moments can be revealed as dynamic visualisations to assist visitors in navigating through the content.
A series of ten interactive animations are scattered throughout the interface, each based on a specific defining moment. When tapped, they either reveal an interesting fact or ask the visitor to answer a true or false question.
Visitors can vote for their favourite defining moment, and are shown a series of data visualisations which illustrate the most popular moments.
We also created a custom-built web-based Content Management System which allows the Museum to remotely administer content and change settings on the wall.
The Defining Moments wall was completed in mid-2017.