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Wisconsin Union

The Union Story Collection Celebrates this Historic place

The Wisconsin Union Directorate tasked ZEBRADOG with creating a voice for the historic Memorial Union — the celebrated, quintessential University of Wisconsin-Madison jewel that (quite literally) invented the entire idea of a student union.

Countless generations of students, faculty, alumni, community members, activists, artists, performers, and dignitaries have created indelible memories in the facility. With a space so full of history, the Wisconsin Union staff were challenged to imagine how so much could be shared within it's hallowed, historic walls.

ZEBRADOG's solution was an interactive story platform which can be experienced in person at the Union Story Collection exhibit, or virtually through an accessible online web portal. The team designed and developed the user interface (UI) and content management system (CMS) to allow unlimited story contributions that update across the platform as they are added.

Both the built exhibit and the online platform were designed to inspire discovery, allowing users to explore the collection of stories however they choose. From 1928 when the Memorial Union first opened its doors to present day, the Union Story Collection will continue to share the rich history of the Wisconsin Union with all who visit this cherished place.