It’s difficult to transpose an in-person experience at a museum onto its online platform. However, for the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Philadelphia- and New York–based digital design firm Bluecadet created a site that positioned the museum’s content within intuitive categories and a nonlinear navigation system, effectively bringing its physical experience online. Immersive archival videos, used as background elements, provide context and texture throughout the site, and animations and loading techniques bring specific pieces of content into focus, directing the user’s attention to key details and features. Dynamic content relationships marry key World War II themes—like D-Day, branches of service and theaters of operation—with relevant exhibitions and programs within the museum. Bluecadet developed the site on the Drupal 8 CMS and integrated it with Convio and digital asset managing software NetX for dynamic events syncing.
Benjamin Elwyn’s portfolio site draws inspiration from the prints of Sol LeWitt.