2015 MPMA Awards – Winner, Best Exhibit Technology

A 36-foot living time capsule encouraging El Paso’s citizens to interact, upload, and contribute to where they call home.

Following in the footsteps of the international award-winning DIGIE interactive di experience for the Museum of Copenhagen, Gibson International facilitated a thoroughly global collaboration to build the giant DIGIE Touch Wall for the El Paso Museum of History. A website and companion 75” ‘Mini-Digie’ screen shares history and heritage as widely as possible, visiting schools and public events.

The local expertise of the museum’s specialists laid the foundation to conceive of a bilingual interactive design that represented the bicultural city. Our friends at Space & Time and the Museum of Copenhagen worked closely with us while our team oversaw the experience design including UX & UI design, software & media production, engineering, and fabrication and installation. DIGIE uses TouchCity™ technology to transform 2D data and archives into this gigantic living time capsule.

The award-winning DIGIE wall is built into the exterior entrance to the El Paso Museum of History, and is accessible 11 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our role

  • Museum consultants
  • Experience design
  • Spatial design
  • Fabrication and installation
  • Staff training
  • Ongoing support and maintenance

An interactive designed for 7 days a week

A million touches were clocked up in a few days of DIGIE (Digital Information Gateway of El Paso) being open to the public of El Paso, Texas. Through an English and Spanish interface, five LCD screens present a dynamic 3D graphic cityscape crafted out of the Museum of History’s collection material.

This interactive wall examines the people, culture, and architecture that make El Paso unique. The images are layered by themes, places and events, and reveal more and more as a visitor scrolls and clicks through the landscape.

Social interaction is built into the wall and its functions, which support a selfie camera, photo uploading and comments. While at the museum, visitors can contribute to the public collection of their history – and if they don’t have anything to add in the moment, digie.org is another avenue for participation.

Gibson International collaborated with

El Paso Museum of History (US), Space & Time (DK), Museum of Copenhagen (DK)

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