National Museum of Mathematics

Kinetic Exhibits

We designed 11 unique experiences and a master control system for the first U.S. museum dedicated to math education.

exhibit design

concept development

UX DESIGN

Dynamic Wall

The Dynamic Wall is an undulating, kinetic sculpture made of 128 thin panels stretching 12 feet high, creating a visual representation of mathematical formulas. Visitors watch patterns corresponding to these algorithms dance across the wall.

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User interacting with screen

According to the New York Times, the Human Tree is “...the most popular exhibit in the museum.” As visitors approach a large projection surface, they see their bodies reflected back to them as they become the trunk, branches, and sub-branches of a tree-like fractal.

Poly Paint

In the PolyPaint exhibit, visitors decorate a digital canvas with a physical paintbrush as each brushstroke is repeated instantaneously in a vibrant wallpaper pattern.

Tile Factory

In the Tile Factory, visitors solve packing problems with physical tiles, solve analog puzzles and games on a series of tablets, and design their own tessellations—which are then sent to a laser cutter for a personalized souvenir.

Project Awards and Press

Project Awards
and Press

HOW INTERACTIVE DESIGN AWARD

Outstanding Achievement

COMMUNICATOR AWARD

SILVER: Interactive Media/ Education

SUMMIT CREATIVE AWARDS

GOLD: Interactive Media/ Education