Who is the audience?
Local visitors / School Field Trips
Travelers with all ages / Blues Song Lovers
How do we create an interactive that helps visitors understand the very human sentiments that go into blues music by approaching a song through the lens of storytelling?
Visitors are prompted to make visual story selections that build a blues song–a setting that sets the mood of the backing track, characters with accompanying lyrics, and emotional responses represented by riffs or solos. As they progress, they come to understand the structure and call-and-response style of the blues.
1. Foundational: African Americans have played a central role in creating the American soundtrack.
2. Lived Experience: Social, economic, political, and “lived” experiences have shaped African American music.
3. Self-Exploration: Enabling discovery through a free-flow self-exploration.
4. Orientation: Guide visitors to other galleries based on their interests.
Mainly inspired by music video for Dallas based band “Air Review”. An interesting composition of historical photos brings the story to life.
Worked with song composer and content researcher on finding the unique historical assets in 1940’s Chicago.
Based on the verses of song, sketch keyframes for each story branch.
Animation & Interaction Design
Worked with animator on defining the charactor animation, motion graphics and interaction design.
1940 Blues Bar
Singing with a Blues Band
Launch & Onsite Install
Urban stories at night time include a party girl, a man looking for love and a woman lost her love.
Exhibit & Media Design: Gallagher & Associates
Software Development: Gallagher & Associates
Fabrication & Hardware Integration: 1220