The National September 11 Memorial & Museum's mission is to bear witness to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, 2001, and 2/26, 1993, and honor the nearly 3,000 victims of these attacks and those who risked their lives to save others.
In order to drive a deep level of engagement with the website and museum collections, the organization worked with Archetype to design and develop a set of dynamic and interactive apps that're both media-rich and highly accessible.
The result was the 9/11 Interactive Timeline, hosted on Windows Azure, it incorporates a rich set of audio, video and images from the Museum's collection to enable users to follow the events of 9/11. As users interact with the timeline, they can learn more about specific artifacts and can share their experiences with others via social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter.
Archetype also designed and developed the "Lady Liberty interactive experience"for the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Also hosted on Azure, the Lady Liberty interactive experience brings to life a replica of Lady Liberty, which was placed outside a Manhattan firehouse in the days following 9/11. In order to allow online visitors to experience the tributes and remembrances that adorn Lady Liberty from torch to toe, the online app allows users to select from a whole series of images, as well as pan through and zoom into or magnify any part of an image. Users can also learn more about some of the artifacts through intuitive callouts and pop-ups.