TWIN STAR SUPERNOVA

an interaction design project

The project


WHAT?

Twin star supernova is an interactive experience that allows the user to explore supernovas, black holes, red giants stars and white dwarfs stars. The experience lets you create a supernova by steering stars in space with your body. Twin star supernova gets its' name from the binary star system that can create a supernova type IA, where a white dwarf star steals mass from another star, until it reaches critical mass and explodes into a violent supernova.

WHY?

Twin star supernova was created as part of the Interaction design project, in collaboration with Universeum, for the exhibition Showing the Invisible. While supernovas aren't invisible, their process of creation may be difficult to grasp, as well as the forces in play.

FOR WHO?

The target audience for the exhibition is 12-16 year olds, and aims to increase their interest in science. Although, people of all ages are more than welcome to enjoy this experience of creating supernovae!

THE EXHIBITION

When

25 and 26 of October 2019
10:00 - 18:00

Where

Universeum, Gothenburg
The planetarium, 3rd floor

THE TEAM

Daniella

Daniella Hedlund

Go-to designer and programmer

Emma K

Emma Kindström

Idea generator and handywoman

Robin

Robin Lilius Lundmark

Unity God

Gabriella

Gabriella Thorén

Programming queen

Emma V

Emma Viskari

Designer of neon lights