Branded, digital shapes projected on the floor follow visitors as they walk through the lobby at 84.51. Designed by White Design Studio.


Interactive design, Digital Design, Concept Design, Branded Experience
Cincinnati, Ohio


We created a unique interactive design experience in the lobby of the new 84.51º building in Cincinnati. As visitors move through the lobby, an animated sequence leaves a trail of graphics in their wake. The trail is made of 84.51º branded shapes, colors and icons. It is a visual representation of how modern shoppers leave footprints of shopping data. Data such as behavior, shopping habits, purchases, locations, time, frequency make up a shopper’s “Digital Dust”. This “Digital Dust” accumulates into a massive amount of data. 84.51º collects this data using Customer Loyalty cards. They then analyze that data and form insights to all facets of the retail experience. Our interactive feature integrates into the environmental branding throughout the building.


The interactive design used a special system that links a computer to three high-powered, large projectors hanging above the lobby. The computer and projectors work in tandem to track visitors’ paths through the lobby and project our custom designed “Digital Dust” animation behind them. The dust moves, grows, and continues to animate around the visitor for their entire time in the lobby. Aspects of the digital dust can be seen throughout the building in the large-scale lenticular graphic designed for the lobby, elevator features, and a custom hanging sculpture designed for the atrium.


To see more about the Environmental Graphic Design we did for 84.51º follow the link here.
And to learn more about the sculpture in the Sky Lobby, follow this link here.

Branded experience designed for 84.51º. Image shows visitors walking through lobby large-scale lenticular wall in background.

Detail of "digital dust" designed as part of interactive design for the 84.51º lobby in Cincinnati, Ohio

Detail of production and testing of the animated digital design for the 84.51º lobby. Image shows computer with program tests on screen next to hard hat and handwritten site notes.

Digital design tests projected on wall in lobby of 84.51º in Cincinnati.

Animated trail of "digital dust" follows visitors through lobby as part of interactive design for 84.51º. Dust is made up of brand shapes, colors, and iconography.

Man and woman walk through lobby at 84.51º with animated sequence of digital dust following them. Part of branded experience designed for 84.51º in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Two 2019 CDA23 awards won by White Design Studio for Experiential Graphic Design projects

Winner of the 2019 Cincinnati Design Awards. The CDA program recognizes the best in design projects produced by Cincinnati-area architects, interior and landscape designers, community planners, and experiential graphic designers. See the full story on our blog here

White Design Studio is a multidisciplinary design firm located in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio. We specialize in the design, production, and installation of integrated branding solutions. Our solutions orchestrate corporate identity, marketing, storytelling, environmental, photography, video, print and interactive elements. At White Design Studio, we believe the best way to communicate your brand’s story is through branded environments and experiences. We work with manufacturers, service providers, non-profits, architects and developers, agencies, distributors, governments and municipalities, and museums. First, we identify the work that a campaign, space, or interactive needs to do. We can then model a vision of what success looks like, and design to meet that vision. We are passionate about helping clients communicate their value through well-crafted storytelling, a consistent 2D, 3D, and digital design approach and expert production techniques.
Strategy: White Design Studio is your strategically-focused design source. Our marketing communications are custom-tailored to meet our customers’ objectives. Our creative solutions take many forms, but all are designed for maximum effectiveness. Each solution delivers key brand messaging to a wide variety of audiences.
Branded Experience: Sometimes called Environmental Graphic Design or Experiential Graphic Design, White Design Studio designs and creates strategic, compelling and memorable experiences. Our solutions deliver key messaging, branded specifically for each target audience. Workplace, Corporate Briefing Centers, Showrooms and Lobbies, Museum Displays and Exhibits, Retail Showrooms and Store Design are all great examples of White Design’s sweet spot of design, fabrication and installation capabilities.
Interactive: We combine unique technologies and fabrication techniques to create impactful interactive solutions for conveying our customer’s messaging objectives. Our installations deliver critical information to all of your audiences in a way that is entertaining and memorable. RFID, Projection Mapping, Touch, Proximity Detection and the use of Motion Activated Devices are just a few of the tools we use to deliver your message. White Design Studio’s goal is to make the technology invisible so nothing comes between your audience and your message.
White Design Studio operates most efficiently in the design sweet-spot between environments, identity, and communications. Comfortable stretching any direction, we are at ease designing for one element. But, we are at our best when we can combine each element to develop a fully integrated brand and messaging system. We collaborate with industry-leading professionals on large-scale projects, but can also comfortably operate as your single-source design partner. We partner with Developers, Architects, Engineers, Facility Managers, Creative Directors, Marketing Departments Advertising Agencies and other Design Studios.