The Gundalow Company
- Large touch table with peripheral touchscreens for displaying historic maps, relevant GIS data, environmental indicators, and a simple game to see your impact on the region
- The Gundalow Company
- Sheafe Warehouse, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
- John Lightfoot Greiner
- Meteor/Node, D3, GIS
In 2018, the Gundalow Company of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was given permission to use the historic Sheafe Warehouse as the setting for an immersive exhibit about the history of the Piscataqua Region. Perch was brought in to help lead a planning phase and design an interactive centerpiece that could double as an educational tool for school groups.
After a rapid prototyping phase, the group decided to use a massive 84″ touch table with peripheral touchscreen monitors to introduce multiple guests to the Piscataqua River and Great Bay Estuary simultaneously. As visitors explore the different ways the estuary has changed over time on the smaller screens, the large central screen displays color-coded map layers that relate to each user’s chosen topic, anchoring the experience with real-world data. Once visitors have learned a little about the history of each topic, they are presented with a simple game that allows them to explore their own environmental impact on the region.
Changing Nature – 400 Years in the Piscataqua Region is open to the public seasonally from May to June and from September to October.