Nanoland Exhibit: Case Study

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)


Kelsey Snook, lead

Laurence Sarrazin, 3D design

Will Bryant, illustration

Christy Peterson, copywriting


My roles:  

research, conducting scientist interviews, concept development, client communication, experience design, content development, editing, and curation, graphic production, concept consistency and alignment

How do you get a kids excited about nanotechnology — a field in which nothing can be seen with the human eye?  


Electron microscope manufacturer FEI partnered with OMSI to create an exhibit that would excite visitors about this world their machines allowed scientists to explore. Rather than simply list facts about these complex microscopes, OMSI hired our team to create a participatory and immersive way to approach the topic.

After research, interviews, spatial mapping exercises, behavioral observations, prototyping, and user testing, we developed a cohesive and accessible narrative through the exhibit space and created our final exhibition design. Hover over the images below for a glimpse into the process...