NEMO Fictional Phenomena

Fictional Phenomena is a collaborative design research project between Design Academy Eindhoven and NEMO’s Science Learning Center. Focusing on prototyping exhibits that invite playful experimentation, stimulating inquisitive learning and curiosity.

By using fictional phenomena the older participants, like parents or teachers, are forced to explore without the advantage of knowledge about the topic.
In this way every age group can experience in depth exploration, without knowing the outcome. It triggered their curiosity and made it more of a shared experience. Where people of different age groups can work together on the same level.

We choose for the use of looking boxes, which triggers immediate curiosity by all visitors thinking what is inside.