Thursday, March 29, 2012
A brand new didactic venue in the heart of Rio, where interactive solutions serve as gateways for exploring electrical systems and their relationship with our day-to-day
Today, it is harder than ever to imagine life without electrical energy. Most of the things that make our lives so comfortable rely on it! Most of us however, probably don’t really understand how electricity works, how it’s produced and how it actually reaches our homes. Furthermore, today, it is crucial that we learn to use energy in more conscious and sustainable ways.
The upside to all this is that thanks to YDreams’ creative mix of technology and design, the whole electrical process can be explained in a fun, entertaining and hands-on manner (without losing touch with its more noble didactic purpose) at Rio de Janeiro’s Museu Light da Energia (Light Energy Museum).
Over the years YDreams has amassed extensive experience conceiving and developing solutions for science centers and museums that use technology to get the message across interactively, resulting in a fun and effective learning process for all involved. So for Rio’s Museu Light da Energia, YDreams deployed solutions such as projections, where to explore content, visitors simply touch the table, floor or wall surface, interactive puzzles that educate visitors on the dangers and risks of electricity if handling improperly, energy efficiency games, interactive kiosks for teaching people how to understand their electricity bill and gesture-based catalogs with important information about the various sources of electrical energy, its future possible uses and how it is transmitted.
In the past YDreams has applied its technology and design to similar projects in Portugal and Spain. In 2010 and 11, they rolled out the itinerant Família Blue theme park dedicated to teaching school children about energy efficiency, and earlier, in 2007, the jazzy EGF roadshow, which traveled throughout Portugal helped foster awareness and teach people about the waste management process.
Click HERE to view coverage of the museum inauguration by Rede Globo TV in Brasil!