Make an impression on your learners. 

We founded the studio in 2015 to design interactions with ideas – not pixels or buttons. For your deeper academic research, that might mean doing digital history for a larger public. For your organization it may be a companion activity for the stories that exceed the available gallery space.

If digital history cost less,

would you do more of it?

 

We are economical to meet the goals of small organizations and researchers. Our clients are not looking for big-budget infrastructure and apps. We use solutions that work in a web browser – laptop, tablet, and mobile.

 

We can help you reach your audience with:


Creative design of web exhibits

Interactive or static cartography & data visualization

Audience research

Creative copywriting for a student audience

Supplementary materials to support a curriculum

Full project management
or specific deliverables

We know museums should be serving diverse audiences


 

Our first step is simple: there are more heroes whose lives are worth telling. Have you had trouble elevating them?

It takes institutional courage – to recognize where your interpretive material could be speaking more inclusively, and your organization listening more.

Yet we know that success lies both in the immediate result as well as the ongoing delivery of your mission. So our studio takes a unique approach to the exploratory planning:

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Investigate your interpretive goals & your audience(s)

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Empathize with what your learners want to learn

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Reimagine your content

 

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Invest in your team:

unconscious bias training

ongoing dialogue

Like you, we run on passion.


We love making maps, visualizations, and the little hints that encourage you to delve in further. We think the coolest photos are old ones that don’t need a sepia filter. We shine in digesting lots of information and nuance down to the essence of what is relevant, and important, and interesting. We let historical figures introduce themselves in their own words, but otherwise we speak the language of laypeople.

We exist to empower the public to become better citizens. Let us know how we could help you communicate your passion!

 


Photo of boy: Tony Casale, an eleven-year-old newsboy in Hartford, Connecticut, faces the camera in the straightforward manner of Lewis Hine’s portraits of child laborers. Digital image is in the public domain courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program. [Tony Casale, Newsboy, Hartford, CT 1909, item 84.XM.132.28]