USAFE

THIS GAME TAKES FLIGHT

CHALLENGE

The objective was to design a toolkit for U.S. Air Forces Europe to enable the facilitation of working groups, rehearsals of concept, and table-top exercises focused on the movement of air transport assets within and outside the African continent. This included the creation of custom large-scale maps, a multitude of 3D printed plane assets, supporting exercise materials, and custom packaging.

SOLUTION & RESULTS

To create accurate and visually enhanced maps, we conducted geographic research and cross-referenced multiple Africa map resources to gather information items––including accurate transportation routes, ports, commercial airports, and major cities. These designs were then printed on large-scale cloth to ensure portability and long-lasting durability. This project also required over sixty 3D plane assets of fourteen different models, which we were able to design and curate, 3D print, sand, prime, paint, and label in-house with a quick project turnaround. To support the table-top exercise, we printed and hand-cut hundreds of gameplay cards and assembled spiral-bound gameplay documents. Lastly, we put everything together in a custom box nested within a secure shipping case.

BLN24 executed a unique packaged table-top exercise for U.S Air Forces Europe utilizing graphic and 3D design and printing. The exercise and its materials are fluid and durable, easy to assemble, take on multiple rounds of gameplay, and repackaged time and time again. The product was shipped to Uganda and is currently being put to use.

PROJECT TYPE

PRODUCT DESIGN

DATE LAUNCHED

October 20, 2020

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