In 1999, Jim Spadaccini founded Ideum, where he is the Creative Director and Founder. He helps direct Ideum’s commercial hardware and software initiatives and provides creative direction for custom software and installation projects
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How can designers combine the physical and the digital to create seamless visitor experiences within a zoo environment? SEGD member firm Ideum faced this challenge in designing the new Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the renowned San Diego Zoo. Designed specifically with kids in mind, Ideum and the San Diego Zoo combined technology-driven interactives and immersive environments with more traditional animal displays to engage visitors both emotionally and intellectually.
The Exploring Pueblo Pottery project was designed by Ideum to use state-of-the-art technology to allow people to explore traditional design techniques in vibrant new ways and learn about the culture and history behind the images as part of the process.
DinoStomp is an experience in which up to ten users can interact with dinosaurs from all Mesozoic eras within an imaginary 3D landscape. It is set in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s DinoLab exhibition space.