A four-week interaction design module working with the Natural History Museum in Oslo.
The brief was to create an interactive installation related to one of the museum’s departments. The user group was young school children visiting the museum.
The Fossilizing Machine invites the user to explore different animal skeletons, choose their favourite and use them as a stamping tool to form their own fossil.
The installation aims to teach children about the process of forming fossils by the user having to apply preassure over time until the machines signals that the fossilization process is finished. The product is a clay fossil for the user to bring home.