World of Discoveries (WoD) is a Museum and Theme Park located in one of the main tourist areas of Porto – the Ribeira. It tells the story of the Portuguese navigators who brought knowledge of the lands beyond the seas as well as applied technologies to navigation. Brazil, North of Africa, Cape of Good Hope, Angola, Mozambique, China or India are some of the areas that can be visited throughout a canal boat tour. We dealt with the Design, Content, Development and Hardware solutions for this Museum.
The museum counts with several theme areas that include our projects and solutions. A welcome projection from Henry the Navigator, Interactive Globes that show the known world over the ages, Touch Screens with information about Navigators, Ships or Culture are just some of the attractions this space has to offer.
WoD has an immersive tunnel, with projections on the walls, and beacons throughout its length, triggering contents about the arrival to the Cape. We resorted to fogscreens, to create a darker environment, storm sounds, cold temperatures, and the smell of seas, to make this experience even more unforgettable.
This space benefits from our Onecore technology, that allows a more centralised control of the equipment. Through an intelligent behaviour analysis software for each hardware device installed, this museum/space profits from an automated and easy management of its daily operation.