Interactive Media Installation

SkyPad™ Interactive Wall

Client and Venue:

Space Needle, Observation Deck

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Space Needle, Observation Deck

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Belle & Wissell helped the Space Needle launch one its most exciting new offerings called SkyPad™, an interactive wall measuring 20-feet wide. SkyPad™ is part of a large set of digital enhancements being added to the Observation Deck experience.

From start to finish, Belle & Wissell worked in concert with brand strategy agency, Creature; Olson Kundig Architects; a/v hardware specialist, Streamline Solutions; database consultant, Idea Gateway; and the Space Needle’s internal team to bring this project to the Observation Deck.

With over 1.5 million visitors a year, the Space Needle is the second most visited public space in Seattle (second only to the Seattle Central Library). Skypad™ encourages visitors to make their mark on a 3D global guestbook and to share and browse Space Needle memories.

Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle has since been a symbol for the Seattle experience, with people traveling from all over the world to catch the view from its Observation Deck.

Belle & Wissell designed the Skypad™ interactive guestbook to encourages visitors to leave their mark and visualize the distance and significance of the journey they have taken to get there—via an 8-foot-tall interactive 3D globe. Meanwhile, visitors can explore 52 years of memories through a photographic installation that allows guests to view and filter memorabilia, early tower design and construction, sunsets, etc. Guests are also encouraged to contribute their own memories by uploading photos through the Space Needle’s website.

SkyPad™ is a perfect blend of inventive design and technology that give visitors both the inspiration and ability to share memories and build new experiences together in one of the world’s most iconic towers.

Project Accolades:

CBS This Morning “Seattle’s Space Needle raises the bar with new technology,” 2015
Society for Experiential Graphic Design Global Design Awards, 2015
Communication Arts Exhibit, 2014
Takei’s Take “George Takei: Discovering Seattle, America’s Outpost of Innovation,” 2014
Associated Press “High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle,” 2014
GeekWire “More than a great view: How Seattle’s iconic Space Needle is going digital,” 2014
Puget Sound Business Journal “Seattle’s Space Needle Unveils a Look to the Future with New Digital and Mobile Experiences,” 2014

Belle & Wissell Team Credits

Design Director: Gabe Kean
Art Director: Thomas Ryun
Senior Designer: Edrea Lita
Designer: Eric Harvey
Studio Producer: Sarah Trueblood
Technology Lead: Edward Tang
Senior Developer: Scott Thiessen
Programmer: Seb Chevrel
Programmer: Alex Maurouard
Programmer: Erik Hicks
Quality Assurance Engineer: Serge Bokach

Additional Project Credits

Architect: Olson Kundig Architects
Brand Strategy Agency: Creature
A/V Hardware Specialist: Streamline Solutions
Database Consultant: Idea Gateway
Vice President, Marketing: Karen Olson
Elevate Project Director: Erica Rintoul
Project Manager: Deborah Scaramastra
Online Marketing Manager: Erin Peterson
IT Manager: Glenn Arnold

Belle & Wissell Team Credits

Design Director: Gabe Kean
Art Director: Thomas Ryun
Senior Designer: Edrea Lita
Designer: Eric Harvey
Studio Producer: Sarah Trueblood
Technology Lead: Edward Tang
Senior Developer: Scott Thiessen
Programmer: Seb Chevrel
Programmer: Alex Maurouard
Programmer: Erik Hicks
Quality Assurance Engineer: Serge Bokach

Additional Project Credits

Architect: Olson Kundig Architects
Brand Strategy Agency: Creature
A/V Hardware Specialist: Streamline Solutions
Database Consultant: Idea Gateway
Vice President, Marketing: Karen Olson
Elevate Project Director: Erica Rintoul
Project Manager: Deborah Scaramastra
Online Marketing Manager: Erin Peterson
IT Manager: Glenn Arnold

Belle & Wissell helped the Space Needle launch one its most exciting new offerings called SkyPad™, an interactive wall measuring 20-feet wide. SkyPad™ is part of a large set of digital enhancements being added to the Observation Deck experience.

From start to finish, Belle & Wissell worked in concert with brand strategy agency, Creature; Olson Kundig Architects; a/v hardware specialist, Streamline Solutions; database consultant, Idea Gateway; and the Space Needle’s internal team to bring this project to the Observation Deck.

With over 1.5 million visitors a year, the Space Needle is the second most visited public space in Seattle (second only to the Seattle Central Library). Skypad™ encourages visitors to make their mark on a 3D global guestbook and to share and browse Space Needle memories.

Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle has since been a symbol for the Seattle experience, with people traveling from all over the world to catch the view from its Observation Deck.

Belle & Wissell designed the Skypad™ interactive guestbook to encourages visitors to leave their mark and visualize the distance and significance of the journey they have taken to get there—via an 8-foot-tall interactive 3D globe. Meanwhile, visitors can explore 52 years of memories through a photographic installation that allows guests to view and filter memorabilia, early tower design and construction, sunsets, etc. Guests are also encouraged to contribute their own memories by uploading photos through the Space Needle’s website.

SkyPad™ is a perfect blend of inventive design and technology that give visitors both the inspiration and ability to share memories and build new experiences together in one of the world’s most iconic towers.

Project Accolades:

CBS This Morning “Seattle’s Space Needle raises the bar with new technology,” 2015
Society for Experiential Graphic Design Global Design Awards, 2015
Communication Arts Exhibit, 2014
Takei’s Take “George Takei: Discovering Seattle, America’s Outpost of Innovation,” 2014
Associated Press “High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle,” 2014
GeekWire “More than a great view: How Seattle’s iconic Space Needle is going digital,” 2014
Puget Sound Business Journal “Seattle’s Space Needle Unveils a Look to the Future with New Digital and Mobile Experiences,” 2014