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Planet Creator uses a blend of technologies to create social connections and data visualizations based on exhibit attendee interactions.

Visitors begin by using a custom iPad application to enter contact information and answer simple survey questions. They can then design a virtual planet, choosing its color, texture, and visual style. Finally, visitors ‘flick’ their planet off the iPad screen onto a large multi-touch display, where it joins a virtual universe created by other exhibit visitors.

Attendees can create virtual connections between their own planets and their colleagues’ by tapping and holding both planets simultaneously. Visualization lines turn these connections into animated constellations.

When not in active use, the planets cycle through live data visualizations of survey responses, animating to form tables, scatter graphs, and bar charts, providing a unique, high-tech overview of attendee opinion

  • Exhibitor Magazine Design Award, Excellent Elements/Applications