As part of a programme to improve access to the collection we were asked to design an on gallery interactive and four animated films to bring context to a large permanent display case of navigational instruments and Neptune Court's Great Map.
The four films introduce the character Walt who helps explain complex navigational methods and techniques, linking objects on display with the wider context of the historical building. Through trial and error Walt learns how to use an Astrolabe, how to use his body to measure, how GPS works and how to navigate without instruments in the shark infested waters of the South Pacific.
The interactive was designed to explain to a family audience how a 3D globe becomes a 2D map. Through both interpretations, visitors are invited to engage and play with the multisensory experience whilst being guided to observe specific technical objects and subject matter that can often feel out of reach or intimidating.