Pentagon Memorial

Sat, Feb 7, 2009

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On September 11, 2008, the first 9/11 memorial was dedicated at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. To commemorate the event, The Washington Post published a special section with victim tributes, information on the memorial design, and touching stories about the familes.

I was the lead designer for the online content for this project. In addition to all of the content from the paper, this project included blogs, victim tributes, a timeline, an audio tour, and the interactive virtual memorial. Some of the featured pages include:

Splash PageAs the entry point for this project, the splash page was designed as a window into all content related to the package. The top table was designed to feature the interactive memorial and one multimedia piece, as well as key pieces of information for those visiting the memorial. It also plugged in blog entries, stories from the paper, and other supporting pages.

Virtual Memorial - The centerpiece of the project, the virtual memorial allows a user to explore and understand the Memorial’s complexity and its symbolism. It opens with a virtual flyover, then links into a database – helping users to locate victims and understand the layout of the memorial site.

Timeline - Simplistic, and simple, the timeline recounts the years since and including the attacks on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. I designed the page using a lightbox functionality for accompanying photos to keep the page compact and easy for the user to glance through.

AWARD WINNER: White House News Photographers Association
Best Multimedia Package, second place

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