Dongsi Interactive Sandtable
Take advantage of interaction technology to refresh the charm of cultural heritage.
About the Project
This is an 8-week project led by CAFA Digital Media Studio, collaborated with Beijing Historical Research Department. Our team created a design concept of an interactive storytelling sand table, which provides tour instructions and historic information of a local cultural neighborhood.
March 2017 - May 2017 (8 Weeks)
How might we attract tourists' participation and appreciation with interactive technology? What information is the most visualizable to activate local stories? How can we learn digital interaction methods from existing museums?
Branding and graphic design
Research data analytics
Presentation slide design
We are eager to shout out good stories from history.
DONGSI is a historical block in the protected old Beijing city (inner 2nd Ring Rd). The whole area perfectly preserved more than 100 ancient Chinese courtyards, most of which are still owned by local residents. However, some of them are not being well-used, and facing the danger of being destroyed.
This project aims to introduce those valuable and elegant courtyards to the public using the modern interaction technology. It could not only introduce the history and structure of Beijing courtyards,but also shows detailed information about them, like owners’ life stories, functions of house structures, and local trip advice. Through this project, I manage to summarize tons of information and statistics, then transfer them into interactive visual expressions,which turns out to be successful.
How might we attract tourists' participation and appreciation with interactive technology?
What information is the most visualizable to activate local stories?
How can we learn digital interaction methods from existing museums?
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