Decode the Journal
- Project Type:
- Interactive kiosk for an exhibit
- Date & Client:
- 1992, The Academy of Natural Sciences
- design, development, research, script, user interface
Beatrix Potter, best known for her children’s stories, was also an accomplished naturalist and illustrator. This interactive kiosk was developed as part of a 1992 exhibit produced by the Academy of Natural Sciences on Potter’s contributions to both natural history and literature.
Users decodes a passage from Potter’s journal (she wrote her entries in code) by selecting from an assortment of letters and words. Once the phrase is decoded, they are presented with the corresponding passage from her journal as well as one of her illustrations.
In this example, decoding the passage, “It’s a charming little creature,” is followed by an entry describing Potter’s pet bat.