National World War II Museum

National World War II Museum

Telling War Stories

A video showcasing the many interactive experiences in the museum that both educate and tell stories that deeply resonate with visitors.

Project Overview

The National World War II Museum’s new permanent exhibit, “The Arsenal of Democracy,” pulls visitors into life in America during the War.

We designed and developed interactives for the exhibit and updated the museum’s signature interactive kiosk system—over 80 kiosks in total— to create a stronger, more intuitive, and more evocative experience.

We pulled from across the spectrum of current technology— touchscreens, hand-tracking, and projection— to bring this story to life. Each experience is tailored to support content we developed in collaboration with the museum curators.

Project Videos and Images

A museum-wide refresh of the museum’s signature RFID “dog tag” stations personalizes the museum experience and infuses it with empathy.

A museum-wide refresh of the museum’s signature RFID “dog tag” stations personalizes the museum experience and infuses it with empathy.

A visitor uses a interactive display to learn about the war.

A visitor uses a computer simulation to view the inside of a World War two aircraft

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A visitor follows the footsteps of an American soldier going through military training.

A touchscreen interactive teaches visitors how American manufacturers help the win the War.

A touchscreen interactive teaches visitors how American manufacturing helped win the War.

Oral documentaries allows users to hear and see what happened in the war from people who experienced it.

Oral history documentaries let visitors hear what happened from the people who lived it.

A interactive video allows visitors to gain a deeper understanding into the science of nuclear physics and its importance throughout history.

An interactive primer on nuclear physics gives visitors a deeper understanding of The Manhattan Project’s work.