New York's pioneering City Hall Academy was created to embrace the art of the possible, inspiring creativity in education among students and visitors to the showcase school and professional development center. Working with the exhibit team to shape the Academy space inside the historic Tweed Courthouse, we sought to ensure that its philosophy was reflected in its lobby, digital signage, dynamic streaming media and kiosk displays via a welcoming, helpful, accessible tone.
Our digital information system underscores the facility's core message -- and serves its everyday needs -- while digitally conveying the spirit and voice of the students filling its rooms. Guests are welcomed with playful animation and individualized greetings in multiple languages with their names displayed in a highly dynamic display of streaming media. Repositories of student work provide a sense of the Academy's spirit and accomplishments. Kiosks provide information on everything from courthouse history to the surrounding attractions, interactive floor maps and visitor guides. Staff is able to update and expand information and showcase student and faculty contributions.