Exploring Delaware's environmental connection to the world in a dramatic new museum redesign.
The Delaware Museum of Nature & Science
Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Media Planning, Media Design, Art Direction, UX /UI Design, Interactive Media, Immersive Media, 3D Modelling, 3D Animation, Editing, Copywriting, Sound Design, Print Design, Print Production.
The Design Foundation is an experienced digital design agency that specializes in transforming content into compelling visual stories. With a focus on user experience, we create memorable brand experiences that engage and educate audiences. The Design Foundation worked on the successful rebrand of The Delaware Museum of Nature & Science, utilizing our deep understanding of media planning and design to create an immersive, interactive and print experience for visitors.
Cretaceous Creatures Interactive
An interactive highlighting Mosasaurus, Nyctosaurus, and Ankylosaurus. Each segment references skeleton equivalents on display in the gallery space.
The Delaware Museum of Nature & Science wished to include key artifacts of its existing collection, while incorporating contemporary scientific research regarding local and global climate issues. This meant a complete re-envisioning of the spaces, thematic elements, wayfinding and visitor engagement. With the leadership of RPDI International Architects and The Design Foundation, the museum team determined its new strategy for the institution's new life.
The Delaware Museum of Nature & Science wished to incorporate its existing science with contemporary and ongoing research regarding local and global climate issues. With this in mind, the spatial planning design involved dividing the existing space into two discreet areas: one dealing with eco-zones specific to Delaware, the other mirroring similar global eco-zones and patterns. In designing the media, The Design Foundation found it necessary to provide content tie-ins from one space to the next. This presented itself throughout the immersive spaces, the animations, the interactives and the large print murals throughout the museum.
The newly rebranded Delaware Museum of Nature & Science has opened with much enthusiasm, with attendance up nearly 20% after opening. Its popularity increased with the addition of the new media installations, including those showcasing scientists in the field. Scientists conducting contemporary research now have an additional forum in which to showcase their current finds, and link it to the content presented in the museum.