OMSI + AKQA present: SOLVE

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AKQA partnered with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) for last week’s Design Week Portland, a day-long event during which 40 young minds were recruited to join SOLVE — a top-secret agency that uses the power of design for good.

Their mission was to help a team of (imaginary) scientists in Siberia investigate a newly discovered mineral capable of producing clean energy. The event explored how emerging technologies can be used to enhance interactive learning. Throughout the day, agents designed shelters and mineral transporters, explored the basecamp in Siberia using Leap Motion maps, inspected mineral samples using AR, and flew drones through a recently unearthed cave system in VR.