Immigration Exhibit Interactive

How might we help visitors understand the scale and diversity of immigration to pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation is a redesign of the Heinz History Center's permanent exhibit space as part of a larger 250th celebration of the city. The 16,000 square-foot exhibit features more than 50 hands-on interactives and audio-visual displays that help tell Pittsburgh's history through the framework of innovation.  

Concept: Visualizing Immigration
The above designs reflect plans for a wall interactive that visualizes both the geography and magnitude of the diverse set of immigrants who made Pittsburgh their home. Icons in the shape of the of the type boat used by many immigrants to cross the Atlantic represent the number of travelers. A light-up map shows the user where in the world these travelers hailed from. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Exhibit Visual Design lead on in-house development team.
  • Collaborated with lead curator to develop interactive concept. 
  • Designed information graphics, dimensional design, and interaction specifications.
  • Worked with exhibit builders on dimenstional specifications.

Additional Information & Exhibit Designs