Getting In Touch With The Past
The California Museum brings history to life with the help of Page Design. The museum’s longest running exhibit, “Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII,” now includes touchscreen kiosks by our newest designer, Jennifer Wilson. With these interactive displays, visitors can be immersed in the stories of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during the war.
“Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII” sheds light on the hardships faced by Japanese American citizens in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor bombing and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment of Japanese Americans. The exhibition includes photographs, artwork, and historical artifacts that guide visitors through the lives of these incarcerated people. The most interesting component of the exhibit is the interactive video kiosks. Through these oral history videos, visitors can watch and listen to first-person testimonials of the actual Japanese Americans who lived in the internment camps.
Page designer Eric Grotenhuis led the collaborative project to create the interactive touchscreens. Jennifer Wilson played a vital role in bringing this project to fruition by designing the interactive experience and user interface. Josh and Treighton provided crucial technical support, coding and troubleshooting the touchscreen displays. Because of these efforts, Page Design has enabled California Museum visitors to experience history through an interactive and immersive experience.
Page Design Group has written itself in history. This permanent installation of touchscreen kiosks will carry the Page Design mark for years to come.