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Interactive education installations

London College of Communication BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts students worked with the Science Museum to celebrate the Principia Launch – the first British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake and his mission to the International Space Station.

Students from BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts were asked by the Science Museum to create a simple, engaging and enjoyable demonstration, interactive installation or performance relating to the theme ‘space’. The projects aimed to help visitors to the Science Museum Lates event better understand different aspects of space.

The students first created working prototypes at LCC, and then the Science Museum selected which projects would be installed at their event.

Emilie Forsmark’s interactive audio project ‘Planet Chitchat’ explores what it would be like to speak on Neptune where the atmosphere is 19% helium, or on Mars where it’s 95% Co2. Similarly, N.Ziqq’s project ‘Cosmic Octave’ identifies which planet your natural voice sounds most like.

Tina Rashidi’s ‘Solar Age’, an astro-calculator, allows you to find out your age on any planet in the Solar System.

‘Space on Earth’ by Saffron Parker explores how you would perform everyday tasks using space equipment. This interactive game challenges individuals to work together, completing simple tasks using space gloves that become surprisingly difficult!

Other projects included a hunt for ‘space bears’, a rocket launch challenge and a space-themed game of battleships.

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