Smart Living Challenge Zone

Comprised of four digital installations, visitors are asked to interact with the content through state-of-the-art technology.

The energy exhibit is a 3D cityscape onto which various scenarios are projected. Through an interactive challenge, visitors learn about the different types of power generation and are challenged to make choices around energy-efficient city planning.

The biodiversity exhibit shows visitors how their actions impact on an ecosystem, specifically the Cape Floral Region. Some of the negative issues addressed include illegal dumping and invasive species. Positive actions include composting, planting indigenous species, and avoiding toads and frogs on roads.

The waste installation encourages visitors to become aware of how their shopping choices contribute to the production of waste, which ends up at landfill sites. Visitors scan barcodes to learn about smarter choices that are better for the environment and ultimately for humans as well.

The water touch screen challenges visitors to answer a series of questions in order to stop leaking pipes and dripping taps in an animated plumbing system. The goal is to fix as many leaks simultaneously so that the water savings tank fills up to the top. It will require multiple visitors to work as a team to win the game!

The four installations were created by Cape Town company Formula D Interactive. “Effectively conveying messages, communication and learning through interactive exhibits is a cornerstone of Formula D Interactive’s philosophy, experience and expertise. Our work aims at taking visitor attractions, museums, aquariums and science centre design to the next level by applying 21st Century learning concepts and cutting edge technology,” says founder Michael Wolf.

Smart Living Challenge Zone - Gallery

"Nanotech – Smaller is Bigger” touch screen game
An application that guides the user through the concepts of NANO technology ... read more
Gravity Wall Projection Game
The Gravity Wall Projection Game allows users to play with 4 types of virtual balls... read more
EcoExplorer Touch Screen Game
Interactive learning tool about sensitive environments and species... read more
Life Choices Touch Screen Game
A multi-player touch screen game that presents players with animated scenarios... read more
Virtual Chemistry Lab
The Virtual Chemistry Lab Table is a safe, low cost alternative to the standard ... read more
Interactive Recycling Game
The Recycling Game is a fun and interactive Floor Projection System game... read more
EcoChoices Game
The Eco Choices Game is a multi-player Touch Screen game that presents players... read more
EcoThreat Object Recognition Table
The EcoThreat interactive object table uses sophisticated pattern recognition ... read more



Cityspec Mobile Inspection Tool
A mobile inspection tool to improve service delivery in low income areas... read more
BLOK Property Visualisation App
A game-changer in the off- plan home-buying market... read more
Mount Bosiu Interactive Projection
Large interactive projection, which is mapped onto a 3D scale model of the mountain... read more
Old Burger Street Prison Museum
Full turn-key design and installation of exhibits and interactive displays... read more
Stellenbosch Museum Timeline
An audio-visual interactive historic timeline projection... read more
FMOS Virtual Gulf Stream Aquarium
18-metre audio-visual environment that will represent the Gulf Stream... read more
Smart Living Challenge Zone
4 interactive digital installations using state-of-the-art technology... read more
Mosti museum
Large-scale multi-user interactive and educational displays... read more
Interactive Timeline Table
5 meter giant multi-touch interactive and educational table on 1500 years of history... read more
Interactive Book
Physical object interaction to control user interface... read more
Town Development Topographical Projection
Topographical map projection showing town development over time... read more
NECSA Visitor's Centre
Educating visitors on important aspects of nuclear power and the nuclear industry... read more
Robben Island Museum Display
Touch screen display that lets the user explore Robert Sobukwe’s life... read more
Interactive Aquarium
A night club's VIP room is converted into an interactive fish tank... read more
Frog Wall
Interactive learning tool about sensitive environments and species... read more
Cape Town Tourism Wall
Fun way for tourists to explore the Cape region in only 6 metres... read more
CPSI - Multimedia Innovation Centre
Innovative and interactive centre for governments innovation initiative... read more
The UDDI identified science and technology as playing critical roles in... read more
Leopards Leap Interactive Wall
Recognising that education is the key to protecting Cape Mountain Leopards... read more