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ABSTRAKT VR

ABSTRAKT is a Virtual Reality experience created at the CDM surrounding the Berlin Holocaust Memorial (Holocaust-Mahnmal).

Our small multidisciplinary team worked together to create a moving VR experience within the space of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial as a means of educating teenaged North American users on the stories of those lost to concentration camps during WWII.

Our project surrounds recreating the Berlin Holocaust Memorial (Holocaust-Mahnmal) in a Virtual Reality space. Focused on teenage users in North America, this project aims to show the experience and weight of the Holocaust to young users familiar with technology. By recreating the Holocaust Memorial in Virtual Reality space, this project aims to bring moving and poignant emotion to users who may not have the opportunity to experience the memorial in person.


ABSTRAKT is a Virtual Reality experience created at the CDM surrounding the Berlin Holocaust Memorial (Holocaust-Mahnmal).

Our small multidisciplinary team worked together to create a moving VR experience within the space of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial as a means of educating teenaged North American users on the stories of those lost to concentration camps during WWII.

Our project surrounds recreating the Berlin Holocaust Memorial (Holocaust-Mahnmal) in a Virtual Reality space. Focused on teenage users in North America, this project aims to show the experience and weight of the Holocaust to young users familiar with technology. By recreating the Holocaust Memorial in Virtual Reality space, this project aims to bring moving and poignant emotion to users who may not have the opportunity to experience the memorial in person.


ABSTRAKT is a Virtual Reality experience created at the CDM surrounding the Berlin Holocaust Memorial (Holocaust-Mahnmal).

Our small multidisciplinary team worked together to create a moving VR experience within the space of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial as a means of educating teenaged North American users on the stories of those lost to concentration camps during WWII.

Our project surrounds recreating the Berlin Holocaust Memorial (Holocaust-Mahnmal) in a Virtual Reality space. Focused on teenage users in North America, this project aims to show the experience and weight of the Holocaust to young users familiar with technology. By recreating the Holocaust Memorial in Virtual Reality space, this project aims to bring moving and poignant emotion to users who may not have the opportunity to experience the memorial in person.


ABSTRAKT is a Virtual Reality experience created at the CDM surrounding the Berlin Holocaust Memorial (Holocaust-Mahnmal).

Our small multidisciplinary team worked together to create a moving VR experience within the space of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial as a means of educating teenaged North American users on the stories of those lost to concentration camps during WWII.

Our project surrounds recreating the Berlin Holocaust Memorial (Holocaust-Mahnmal) in a Virtual Reality space. Focused on teenage users in North America, this project aims to show the experience and weight of the Holocaust to young users familiar with technology. By recreating the Holocaust Memorial in Virtual Reality space, this project aims to bring moving and poignant emotion to users who may not have the opportunity to experience the memorial in person.

ABSTRAKT is a Virtual Reality experience created at the CDM surrounding the Berlin Holocaust Memorial (Holocaust-Mahnmal).

Our small multidisciplinary team worked together to create a moving VR experience within the space of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial as a means of educating teenaged North American users on the stories of those lost to concentration camps during WWII.

Our project surrounds recreating the Berlin Holocaust Memorial (Holocaust-Mahnmal) in a Virtual Reality space. Focused on teenage users in North America, this project aims to show the experience and weight of the Holocaust to young users familiar with technology. By recreating the Holocaust Memorial in Virtual Reality space, this project aims to bring moving and poignant emotion to users who may not have the opportunity to experience the memorial in person.


Abstrakt Banner — a landscape image where half is faded to black, showing the title of the experience (ABSTRAKT) and a tagline that reads:

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

Abstrakt’s VR medium leant itself to unique challenges our team faced head-on. From navigating the entire Berlin Holocaust Memorial in virtual reality, to decreasing load times for such a large map, to creating visual representations of survivors’ tales that ring true, our multidisciplinary team was able to create a high-fidelity prototype for our client. 


The video below provides further insight and information into how we built the experience.


Abstrakt’s VR medium leant itself to unique challenges our team faced head-on. From navigating the entire Berlin Holocaust Memorial in virtual reality, to decreasing load times for such a large map, to creating visual representations of survivors’ tales that ring true, our multidisciplinary team was able to create a high-fidelity prototype for our client.

The video below provides further insight and information into how we built the experience.

Abstrakt’s VR medium leant itself to unique challenges our team faced head-on. From navigating the entire Berlin Holocaust Memorial in virtual reality, to decreasing load times for such a large map, to creating visual representations of survivors’ tales that ring true, our multidisciplinary team was able to create a high-fidelity prototype for our client. 


The video below provides further insight and information into how we built the experience.

Abstrakt’s VR medium leant itself to unique challenges our team faced head-on. From navigating the entire Berlin Holocaust Memorial in virtual reality, to decreasing load times for such a large map, to creating visual representations of survivors’ tales that ring true, our multidisciplinary team was able to create a high-fidelity prototype for our client. 

The video below provides further insight and information into how we built the experience.

Abstrakt’s VR medium leant itself to unique challenges our team faced head-on. From navigating the entire Berlin Holocaust Memorial in virtual reality, to decreasing load times for such a large map, to creating visual representations of survivors’ tales that ring true, our multidisciplinary team was able to create a high-fidelity prototype for our client. 


The video below provides further insight and information into how we built the experience.

Strategy:

Discovery + Research

Sensitivity Testing

User Experience + User Testing

Ad & Awareness Campaign

Design:

Level Design

Narrative Design

Sound Design

Branding + UI Design

3D Modelling + Animation

Content Production:

Logo Design + Branding

3D Modelling Integration with Unity

Copywriting + Narrative Development

Narrative Concept Art

Animated Trailer Campaign

The Team:

Jian Shi, Concept Artist + Graphic Designer

Steve Zhang, Lead Programmer

Matthew Shin, Programmer

Ana Zyablova, 3D Designer

Eugenio Orozco, 3D Designer + Animator

Isabel Hughes, Project Manager + Sound Designer

IN CONJUNCTION WITH:

The Centre for Digital Media

Zeros2Heroes

 


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© isabel k. hughes design, 2023

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