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The National September 11 Memorial & Museum's mission is to bear witness
to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 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 applications that
are both media-rich and highly accessible.
The result was the 9/11
Interactive Timeline, which was launched last Wednesday,
February 23, 2011. Hosted on Windows Azure, the 9/11 Interactive Timeline incorporates a rich set of audio, video
and images from the Museum's collection to enable users to follow the events of
September 11, 2001. 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
Archetype also designed and developed the Lady
Liberty interactive experience for the National
9/11 Memorial and Museum. Also hosted on Windows 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 September 11, 2001.
In order to allow online visitors to experience the tributes and remembrances
that adorn Lady Liberty from torch to toe, the online application 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.
Archetype also developed an advanced Windows Azure-based administration
tool for these applications, allowing the 9/11 Memorial and Museum staff to
manage content, as well as stage, preview and test updates. You can learn more
about Archetype here.