ar, visuals, interactive

The Washington Post commissioned us to do an integrated Augmented Reality experience for an article on the US UNESCO sites. We chose two very different sites, one for its historical importance and the other one for its natural capital. We decided to bring those sites to the living room of the Post readers.

For Monticello, Jefferson’s home, we reproduced four of its most iconic objects in 3D. The objects are virtual copies of what you will find if you visit this museum. We did a 3D reproduction based on photographies of the Telescope, the Polygraph, The Globe and the Revolving Stand. The experience is audio driven. Once you place the object on the floor, all you need to do is contemplate the object, walk around it and enjoy the audio track that explains the peculiarities of each object.

For Yellowstone, we created a live size bison. Having a bison in your house is quite a cool experience… Again, a voice takes you through the prairies of the Yellowstone National Park and guides you through the main facts of this species.

We encourage everyone to take a picture of themselves with the bison by taking a screenshot!


This is a good example of how Augmented Reality can be used as a good complement to an editorial experience, with a natural integration to the flow of the information.

This app was developed within the Wikitude framework in the Washington Post app.

Visual capture from the app