The Pacific Science Center in Seattle wanted to breathe new life into an old exhibit. Stage 2 built a tablet-based AR experience that overlays virtual 3D content on a real world scene. The result was a cost-effective update to an existing exhibit, attracting new visitors after a relatively short development period.
Built in the 1970s, the Puget Sound Model is a scale model of the terrain and waterways of the Seattle area. One of the first permanent exhibits, the model shows its age, so the science center was looking for a way to update the user experience.
In the face of growing concerns of population growth and climate change, science center staff felt that augmented reality would be a good fit. Now this decades-old exhibit can be refreshed with new content in response to changing science stories and new information.