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Explore 9/11

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Institution: 

National 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Designer: 

Local Projects

Category: 

Mobile

Why

The official 9/11 Memorial iPhone application for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a mobile guide to understanding 9/11 through the eyes of those who witnessed history. The application features a seven stop walking tour of the area around the World Trade Center, accompanied by audio and photo narration. The application also allows visitors to view images related to the events of 9/11 taken nearby wherever you are, and includes an Augmented Reality mode in which photos are overlaid on the camera view. All photos were contributed to the museum by survivors and witnesses through 911history.org.

An interactive timeline of the day’s events and aftermath includes dynamic links to witness photos.