Bringing the learning to life
We used interactive design techniques such as scrolling graphics and dragable features to give the user the impression that they were able to control the content and the recreated 17th century map of Lincolnshire (including the old spellings of towns and villages in county), which shows the route the Mayflower Pilgrims took across Lincolnshire, manages to bring their escape through Immingham to life.
We created a section called ‘Pilgrims Fun’, which was packed full of alternative activities and content to engage with the younger users. Children and adults can go in this area and enjoy themselves whilst subtly learning about this period in history. For example, the dress a Pilgrim area teaches people about the kind of clothing people wore 400 years ago, as well as being lots of fun.
“From concept to design and implementation it has been a pleasure to work with First Media. They interpreted our need to create an interactive display that complemented the new exhibition, bringing to life the journey that the Mayflower Pilgrims made. They came up with some great ideas for each of the sections for us to tell our story and provide more in depth information to our visitors. The children’s section in particular has been big hit with visitors since the installation went in.”
Deborah Cooper, North East Lincolnshire Council