Dinosaurs Unearthed

Xtreme Bugs Touch Table

A variety of bugs dot the forest floor along with playfully illustrated items, suggesting that you’ve stumbled onto the outdoor lab of a curious child. Touching a bug opens a panel that invites you to test your knowledge, learn new facts, see other related bugs, and listen to creepy-crawly sounds. This touch table is approachable from all sides — each panel can be moved and rotated to allow for maximum flexibility in exploring this unique habitat.

The application appears on a flat surface, allowing visitors to interact from every side.

The application appears on a flat surface, allowing visitors to interact from every side.

Touch a bug to open a panel and test your knowledge. Four panels can be open at once and can be moved and rotated.

Touch a bug to open a panel and test your knowledge. Four panels can be open at once and can be moved and rotated.

Upon touching a bug, a statement about the bug is presented - Fact or Myth?

Upon touching a bug, a statement about the bug is presented - Fact or Myth?

Additional bugs within the same classification are shown, allowing the visitor to explore the other bugs right from this panel.  

Additional bugs within the same classification are shown, allowing the visitor to explore the other bugs right from this panel.  

The Xtreme Bugs touch table at Dinosaurs Alive! in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo courtesy of Dinosaurs Unearthed. 

The Xtreme Bugs touch table at Dinosaurs Alive! in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo courtesy of Dinosaurs Unearthed. 

My Roles  /  Interface Design, UX, Illustration
Studio  /  NGX Interactive
Project Manager  /  Katie Bedford
3D Artist  /  Alex Greenberg
Developer  /  Steve Mackey
Creative Director  /  André Bussanich
Exhibit Location  /  Debuted in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA — as part of the Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit
Year  /  2014