|Adobe Museum of Digital Media|
The aesthetic of the museum really caught my eyes. Since there is no limitation in designing a virtual reality dwelling, the designers are able to bring to life all kinds of awe-inspiring structures and layouts. The entire museum feels like it's from a science fiction book, with the towering architecture and hologram prompters. I especially enjoyed watching the jellyfish/eyeball "tour guide" implemented by the designers. They really brought the entire museum experience to life by creating something that I feel like I am interacting with/having a conversation with.
|Eyeball-like floating devices that guides the user through the museum.|
|Main navigation "page", where the user can select which exhibit to view and what information to look up.|
In the recent tour we went to the Davis museum, I was very impressed by the whale room piece in the Calculated Risk exhibit. That piece utilized the entire room to present itself to the viewer. I was able to move around and observe the entire whale and harpoon components from different angles, and under different lighting. However, this is not possible in the Adobe virtual museum. So I find the virtual museum experience very limiting, and it feels like a cheap rip-off of the real museum experience.