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Immigration Around the World is an interactive activity developed for a new retail space at Ellis Island to help younger visitors relate the immigration experience to their own lives.

Using a multi-touch tabletop display, visitors drag virtual magnifying glasses across a colorful world map. When visitors navigate to select countries, text and images appear providing quick facts about the country’s immigration history to the U.S., as well as trivia about its language, food and culture.

The exhibit uses a custom CMS enabling easy text updates for future expansion. The multi-touch technology allows multiple visitors to approach the table from any angle, facilitating a social, face-to-face learning experience.

  • Communicator Award, Interactive Multimedia/Education (Silver)