A very Nobel Innovation Design Sprint

A very Nobel Innovation Design Sprint

For The Nobel Museum - Arts & Science

Design & Concept Development
Labs
Technical Development

Challenge

Help Nobel Museum Curator, Betsy Devine, bring the achievements of Physics Nobel Laureates to life through the amazing work, art and quotes of Nobel Laureate, Richard Feynman.

Solution

We created and built an online experience that can be enjoyed by everyone and be used as a dynamic tool to showcase the exhibit. A fully-fledged, physical exhibition has since been commissioned by the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.

About the client

The Nobel Museum’s aim is to spread knowledge and create interest and discussion around the natural sciences and culture. Visitors can learn about Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Laureates and their creative endeavours.

How we did it

We ran a Daresay Innovation Sprint at the Nobel Museum. Over 5 days, and with 20 experts and stakeholders, we defined a viable target, built a digital prototype, and tested it on our user group.

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Co-creative people

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Interactive exhibition

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The challenge

American author, journalist and Nobel Museum Curator, Betsy Devine, had a plan. She wanted to honour the acclaimed Physics Nobel Laureate, Richard Feynman, on what would be his 100th birthday. “Feynmanisms,” the physicist’s artistic illustrations on physics and witty quotes about learning, are widely recognised throughout the US. Betsy believed these provided the ideal platform for showcasing the amazing achievements of Physics Laureates throughout the years.

Our challenge was to help the Nobel Museum transform the initial work done by Betsy Devine into an easily consumable and interactive package. Perfect for Daresay Labs.

Opened up the sprint to a wider audience

“This was the first time an Innovation Design Sprint has been held at the Nobel Museum, and the first time that most people in the group had attended one. For that reason we decided to open it up to a wider audience. We ended up getting a lot of good input from people that couldn’t attend for the whole week, without impacting the natural innovative flow of a Sprint.”

David Furendal, Head of Daresay Labs

The solution

“Art, Science and Feynman” is an interactive digital exhibition where members of the general public can get a better understanding of physics through the eyes of Richard Feynman. It uses many of the American theoretical physicist’s famous quotes, models and artwork to tell the story of Nobel prize-winning work over the years. Visitors to the site can discover the impact physics has on art, crack the code to Schrödinger’s safe, and create their own Feynman diagram.

The online exhibition is also being used as a dynamic tool to showcase the exhibit to museums around the world. It has already been commissioned as a fully-fledged exhibition by the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.

“The Daresay Innovation Sprint was a really positive experience. It brought together a diverse group of talented people and gave them equal space to voice their ideas and opinions.”

Betsy Devine, Nobel Museum Guest Curator

How we did it

We ran a Daresay Innovation Sprint at the Nobel Museum with one big difference to our usual method – people were able to attend specific days rather than the whole sprint. This meant setting clear guidelines to ensure the Sprint moved at its planned pace and met daily goals. Short morning debriefs were a great help in bringing everybody up to speed and kick-starting a new day.

In total, 20 people took part in the Sprint, including Nobel Museum curators, the museum director, Daresay designers and developers, Physics Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek, and more. With Betsy Devine as the designated team leader we refined the project to a manageable and achievable minimal viable prototype, traded ideas, listened to one another’s observations, and designed and built an interactive website. And then we tested it with a diverse target group.

“To think that one week in the Daresay Lab could result in a functioning prototype that will now become a fully-fledged exhibition in Singapore, is amazing.”

Betsy Devine, Nobel Museum Guest Curator

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