Immersive Storytelling

Media design agency Local Projects contracted me to design an informational and educational web site for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, DC. Designed by award-winning architect Frank Gehry, the memorial will represent Eisenhower’s accomplishments as President and Supreme Allied Commander.

The design objectives for this project were twofold: To provide practical information about the memorial itself and to create an immersive, interactive narrative parallel to the on-site experience. As envisioned by Gehry Partners, the physical memorial is organized around seven Pivotal Moments in Eisenhower's life: His defining accomplishments as a soldier and statesman. The digital Pivotal Moments balance linear narratives and media with opportunities for self-directed discovery. Media artifacts embedded within the main timeline of each section (video, audio, images, historical documents, etc.) provide opportunities for the user to explore each moment in greater depth.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial


Pivotal Moment: D-Day

Menu Screen

Video Player


Concepting: Z-Axis Scroll

Concepting: Z-Axis Zoom