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LUFTHANSA air traffic network simulation


In the flight control tower of the Lufthansa Brand Academy Frankfurt-Seeheim visitors learn about the local and global connections of international air traffic.


A 14 meter wide 180 degree projection lets users dive into the fully navigable, realtime 3D visualization of 16000 daily Lufthansa and Star Alliance flights. The intuitive navigation interface provides 6 degrees of freedom. Additional time and content filters can be activated with extra buttons and sliders. In just a few seconds of flight the user can move from a macro view of a local hub to a global overview of worldwide air traffic routes.


The visual appearance of the data visualization is complimented by a generative, six channel 3D audio system. All flight patterns are linked to spatial sound elements that follow the visual representation through space.

This installation is one of 5 interactive exhibits that WHITEvoid developed and implemented for the Lufthansa Brand Academy.



Deutscher Designpreis 2011 GOLD

iF Communication Design Award 2009 / interface

iF Communication Design Award 2009 / structure

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Taken on April 21, 2009