I co-authored a series of activities and games for this large floor installation at The National Museum of Mathematics in New York City. The hardware, designed by a separate group, exposed a simple pressure-tracking interface. On top of that framework, my collaborator and I designed visualizations for various mathematical concepts like fractals and Voronoi diagrams. The challenge was to make abstract concepts beautiful and fun for children.

A child and adult enjoying the Voronoi visualization
Photo by Landon Nordeman for The New Yorker

A crowd manipulating Voronoi diagrams
Photo by Emile Wamsteker for Education Week

Later additions to the floor’s lineup included brain-teasing puzzles and games, like a multiplayer take on the classic Sokoban.

Children playing Sokoban on the floor
Photo by Moey