One from a set of interactive applications for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s Web site, museum and show floor.

Incorporating creative and dynamic interactions, while maintaining readability and usability, this interactive application brings to life a fiberglass replica of The Statue of Liberty, currently placed at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site. Originally outside a firehouse in Manhattan in the weeks following the 9/11 attacks, the replica is adorned from torch to toe with tributes and remembrances left by mourners and passersby.

Visitors can browse through and zoom into high-res images of condolence notes, photos, uniform patches and other tributes. Each story is highlighted inside a window that contains additional views or media that visitors can pan and zoom into to explore details. In addition, artifacts are highlighted using exact coordinate placement and always placed in the proper context and position.

The nav is dynamic carousel that allows visitors to get a holistic view of the site’s content and quickly browse through snapshots of the artifacts. Selecting any of the specific artifacts navigates to the more detailed views.

• The site was built as part of the National 9/11 Memorial’s larger
mission and in preparation for the upcoming opening of the Memorial
grounds and Museum.

• With seven people working on the project, it took three months to complete it.

• Each artifact within the application has a unique URL allowing users to share v the entire application or any specific artifact from it.


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