Our Work

Where children

become storytellers

ESI Design created a multimedia learning experience that connects children through reading, storytelling and theatre.

Multi-player games and fun group activities invite kids to write stories and produce their own plays.

The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte were successful institutions that had outgrown their respective spaces. United in their quest to bring stories to children, the institutions joined forces in a one-of-a-kind combined space and asked ESI to design experiences that would link the two institutions.

ESI created a whimsical interactive environment where children are the storytellers. There are individual activities like the Story Maker, which invites children to create their own digital stories from a series of creative prompts. Team Machines encourage kids to work together to design theatrical scenes or story illustrations. All of their creations are then saved to the Story Jar, which can be searched and viewed onsite and online.

ImaginOn creatively and philosophically connects the Library and the Theatre as an unprecedented resource and much loved destination for children and families.

Visit the ImaginOn website at www.imaginon.org

Experience Design

Concept

Content

Data Visualization

Media

Software

Exhibits

Games

Graphics

Interiors

Sound

Staff Training

Systems

Wayfinding

Activities

Identity

Production

"ImaginOn is easily the most unusual public facility around."

The Charlotte Observer

8,000 people at the grand opening

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