Royal Air Force Museum

Digital Interactives
& Flight Simulator

Exciting digital experiences to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

The Challenge

To mark the momentous RAF Centenary Year, the RAF Museum underwent a huge re-development of its London site to enhance its visitor offering. This included major exhibitions within the impressive flight hangars which featured digital experiences that punctuate the visitor trail. These digital ehibits had to inform and excite, and also to celebrate the achievements of the RAF but also to communicate its necessary role in the current era.

Services

Interactives
Games
Digital-mechanical

“These digital exhibits had to inform and excite, and also to celebrate the achievements of the RAF but also to communicate its necessary role in the current era.”

The Solution

With different content and stories to tell across multiple interactives, we quickly realised that a common theme to play on was the importance of the people, individuals as well as teams, that makes the RAF what it is. So behind every digital exhibit we created such as a multi-player interactive table 'Operations Hub', a 3D 'Jet Engine' explorer, a two-player 'Multi-Tasking' challenge, or a multi-screen 'Flight Simulator', the design and user experience always centered around projecting the important role that people played. For example the Women's Auxiliary Air Force who plotted critical information of enemy movements, Frank Whittle the game-changing engineer, the vigorous intellectual demands of RAF personnel, and of course the exceptional skills of the fighter pilots.

The Outcomes

Reflecting the wider new brand guidelines of the museum, we created a suite of purposeful and engaging visitor interactives that motivated users to discover new ideas and knowledge. They enabled visitors to learn about the fascinating stories of the RAF as well as experiencing first-hand the demands of being in the RAF. The project concluded with a royal opening attended by Prince Edward, but the range of thoughful digital exhibits should continue to entertain and inform visitors for many more years to come.