Bluecadet Creates Interactives for Saint John Paul II Shrine

Bluecadet (Philadelphia) created two digital experiences at the new Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C.

Working with museum design and planning firm Gallagher & Associates, the Bluecadet team developed the 14-ft.-long World Travels interactive screen that invites visitors to explore videos and photos from Saint John Paul II’s 104 global trips. Bluecadet guided the interactives from concept to completion, starting with a discovery phase to determine project goals, available assets, and the most evocative ways of telling Saint John Paul II’s story. The team also researched and developed the content and created multi-user interfaces that allow visitors to engage with rich media simultaneously. A custom software framework supports the wealth of dynamic images, text, and typography.

Bluecadet also created the World Youth Day interactive, a 9-ft.-long table that allows multiple users to virtually travel to the cities that have hosted the international gatherings. World Youth Day was launched by Saint John Paul II during his papacy. Small discs on the table identify the host cities. By selecting a disc and placing it anywhere on the interactive table, visitors are prompted to move it along a path, which unlocks engaging content such as archival images, videos, and quotes.


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