Specialists in hands-on interactive exhibits and exhibitions for museums and visitor centres.
W19 Design offer exhibit and interactive design from concept through to production. We can design and build bespoke interactives to perfectly fit your needs and budget. We can develop exhibits and interactives to a strict or loose brief and produce a high quality, robust, informative and engaging experience.
— Covid 19 —
These are difficult times for public engagement. Science centres, museums and visitor centres are starting to open and the public are on their way back. With our speciality of hands-on and public engagement, a reduced touching, socially distanced future is certainly something we need to be thinking about at the moment. Hopefully this is just in the short term but with many years of experience and wealth of knowledge of public engagement we are happy to work with you and develop new and innovative solutions. We are currently making site visits with our covid safe practices. Our manufacturing capability is now back to full strength and we are available for design work, consultancy, prototyping, and planning for the future.
What we do
Our focus is on ‘hands-on’ and a wide range of interactivity is possible from simple to high-tech. If you can imagine it we will try our best to design it and make it real: Hand Cranks; Magnetic panels; Gears and pulleys; Touch screens; Touch-less interaction; Pumping water; Augmented reality; Lasers; Graphic displays; Embedded PCs; Tracing tables; Wind and wave power; Sports technology; Illusions… and much, much more.
Whatever your exhibition, whether it is travelling or fixed, temporary or permanent, brand new or a refurbishment we can design the right interactive experience for you and your visitors.
We can do as little or as much as you need and offer a personal service tailored to your needs, budgets and time-scales:
- Exhibit and exhibition consultancy
- Visualisations and Engineering drawings
- Concept development and prototypes
- Layouts and floor plans
- Design development and refinement
- Props for film, TV, shows and demonstrations
- New exhibit production and installation
- Repairs and upgrades to existing exhibits
- Associated documentation
We design with the end user in mind. The general public can be tough on interactives so we strive to make everything robust and safe but still engaging, accessible and easy to use. We can match the look and feel of your environment or create something new and exciting. Typical installation sites could be science centres, museums, hotel or business lobbies, theme parks, zoos, and visitor centres.