A contemporary, digital and user-friendly signage replaces the illuminated panels from the early days of the Vivarium circa 1950. Information is accessed by visitors via touch screens. When not in use, the screens are darkened so that they do not disturb the special atmosphere in the vivarium. When touched, visitors learn about the area and theme of the vivarium and are given an overview of the residing animals. There are currently 144 animal species recorded and the database is continuously being expanded. When an animal is selected, the illustration appears in a larger format, which is supplemented with a fact sheet, as well as short texts on special features and endangerment status. Visitors also have the option of enlarging the font size if desired. In some aquariums a time-limited light source can be switched on. For short-term additions or changes, the zoo managers have WLAN-operated access to the individual touch screens, so that current content can be rapidly added to individual touch screens.
Tweaklab was commissioned with the entire media technology planning, programming, and in particular with the database for capturing and managing the content, the WLAN access as well as the installation.
Concept: Zoo Basel in close cooperation with Tweaklab
Screen design: Claudiabasel