The Wiess Energy Hall | Houston Museum of Natural Science

I worked for Paul Bernhard's Exhibits from 2015 to 2018 on the Wiess Energy Hall project in the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The Wiess Energy Hall is a rather unique hall in that it boasts a huge floor space of over 2700 square meters and upwards of forty individual touch screen applications. Working with graphic designers, content creators, and fabricators I created all of these applications.

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The Energy Career Quiz application places users into one of a dozen energy-related careers after they take a short quiz of ten questions

The Renewable Energy Kiosks consist of a set of eight interactive touch screen kiosks with content related to renewable energy production. In the middle of the Renewable Exhibit sits the Hub application, whirring with colorful particle effects and a beautiful gallery of images from the Land Art Generator Initiative.

The Hydrocarbon Information Center application consists of series of static maps generated from donated Wood Mackenzie data and was developed using custom global plotting code on top of a stylized vector map
Developed in Adobe Flex, the ArcGIS powered Energy Map is an informative two screen interactive map that lets users explore real data of energy distribution on the North American continent
The Can You Frack It interactive game describes the practice of fracturing the ground for natural gas – or “fracking” as it’s known in the industry
This slot machine game has a physical lever users can pull to try and win. Educational text panels educate visitors about the history of oil prospecting. An Arduino was used to forward sensor data to the application
This application displays 3D animated videos on a fabricated rock wall that simulate depth and real motion
This game shows a side-view representation of the practice of geosteering for oil exploration. I spent a lot of effort getting the animation around the drill just right to show dirt and rock particles being chipped away
The Continental Drift application is a straightforward interactive that allows users to scrub through time and view how tectonic plates have shifted in the past and how they are predicted to shift in the future
A set of nine interactive dual-screen touch screen kiosks with content related to unconventional energy production, two related to seismic surveys, and four related to oil and gas pipelines