National Aquarium

Swimming with the Sharks


TBG & National Aquarium

TBG (The Berndt Group) created a visually stunning interactive kiosk presentation for the National Aquarium as part of the Shark Quest exhibit. The kiosks were featured at the entrance to the exhibit.

The application rotated through a series of three complex screensavers that featured different species of swimming, life-like sharks and a user answered a series of questions to 'test their shark smarts'. Users could also sign up to receive Aqua Mail, the Aquarium's email newsletter, or a shark screensaver.

The kiosks required a high level of sophisticated problem-solving and troubleshooting to anticipate user scenarios.

TBG won an international Horizon Interactive Design Award for this project.

We have worked on a number of other projects for the Aquarium, including several website redesigns; designing Aqua Mail, the Aquarium's email newsletter; and kiosk sequences and Web components for the Dolphin Play Show. We also designed microsites for the Australia and Frogs exhibits and a Trip Planner application.