Stimulant uses emerging technologies to transform static physical spaces into dynamic interactive environments. We craft human-scale, site-specific digital experiences that tell stories in unique ways, drive face-to-face interaction, and create lasting memories.


Selected Case Studies

Services & Solutions

Stimulant was founded to deliver on outrageous challenges. We’ve developed and honed a careful end-to-end process that allows us to push creative and technical boundaries, while simultaneously embracing flexibility and managing risk. Our solutions take many forms, but each project is different from the last. If you don’t see it here, chances are we’d be thrilled to make it happen.

  • Responsive Environments
  • Immersive Media
  • Reactive Installations
  • Interactive Sculptures
  • Multi-touch, Multi-user and Gestural Interfaces
  • Touch Walls
  • Digital Signage
  • Generative Art
  • Data Visualization

  • Visitor and Experience Centers
  • Corporate Environments
  • Retail and Showroom Experiences
  • Museums and Exhibits
  • Tradeshows and Events
  • Experiential Marketing
  • Themed Entertainment
  • Observation Decks
  • And Beyond…

Clients & Brands

  • Adobe
  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Genentech
  • Gensler
  • GM
  • Google
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • HP
  • Intel
  • McKesson
  • Microsoft
  • Museum of History and Industry
  • National Geographic
  • Nvidia
  • One World Observatory
  • Oracle
  • Quintiles
  • Reebok
  • Samsung
  • SAP
  • Space Needle
  • VMware

Recent Awards

Horizon Interactive Awards, April 2017 Gold Winner, Skyspace Immersive Experiences

HOW Design, January 2017 International Design Awards, Skyspace Immersive Experiences

The FWA, September 27, 2016 The FWA of the Day, Skyspace Immersive Experiences

HOW International Design Awards 2016 Outstanding Achievement, One World Observatory

Themed Entertainment Awards 2016 TEA Thea Award, One World Observatory

Apex Installation Awards 2015 Silver Award for Interactive Self-Service, Genentech Pipeline Explorer

Ex Awards 2014 Best Interactive Experience, Genentech Pipeline Explorer

AAM Media & Technology Muse Awards 2014 Interpretive Interactive Installations (Honorable Mention), Bezos Center for Innovation

Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies 2012, 2013, 2014

San Francisco Business Times’ Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies 2012, 2014

Ex Awards 2013 Best Tradeshow Exhibit (Gold), Intel Connect to Life Experience

How Interactive Design Awards 2013 Merit Award for Bing Search for Microsoft Surface, Intel’s Connect to Life Experience and LoopLoop for Sifteo Cubes

Event Technology Awards 2012 Best Use of a Single Technology (Silver), Intel Connect to Life Experience

IxDA Interaction Awards 2012 Expressing (Best in Category) and Best in Show, LoopLoop

Ex Awards 2012 Best Use of Technology (Gold), Intel Connect to Life Experience

Recent Press

Recent Speaking Engagements

TEA SATE, October 13, 2016 Creating Smart Spaces: Architectural-scale Interactivity in Process and Practice

SoDA Session SF, September 14, 2016 Delivering Excellence Panel

O’Reilly Design Conference, Jan 20-22, 2016 Physical + Digital: The Emergence of Smart Spaces

SEGD XLAB, November 5, 2015 The Rise of Smart Spaces

U.N. World Habitat Day, October 5, 2015Smart Spaces for All

Cannes Lions, June 23, 2015 The Rise of Smart Spaces

SXSW Interactive, Austin, March 16, 2015 Spatially Literate Design

American Alliance of Museums, April 28, 2015 Spatially Literate Digital Experiences

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