(Sadly this unique museum has closed its doors but lives on in a small way though this virtual tour.)
This museum that celebrated creativity had two primary goals for its Tour de Force. The first was to help establish credibility and awareness within the advertising and design community. The second was to demonstrate how the museum functions and show the unique qualities of the space to parties interested in holding events there. As you will see, it succeeds on both counts.
Hotspots. In addition to the standard thumbnail menu, you can navigate this virtual tour using hotspots, word tags that identify rooms or spaces in the distance. When you click on one, you zoom toward that space. Hotspots can remain visible at all times, or can be hidden for a cleaner image.
Background ambient sound. Environmental sound adds to the sense of being there. Notice the emptiness on virtual tours that don’t incorporate sound.
Audio tour guide. Each location is accompanied by a recorded audio tour guide. The Omni Resort study found that the richer the media experience, the more effective it will be. An audio tour guide enhances the experience by providing context for what you are seeing. The guide can be turned off if the viewer prefers.
To look around just click and drag the image with your mouse, or use your keyboard's arrow keys. Zoom in and out using your mouse wheel or the +/- buttons at the bottom of the image.
For more 360 interactive images and virtual tours visit the main Tour de Force 360 website.