A disruptive realization on the itinerary of the Monfalcone Shipbuilding Museum (MuCa) is the crane simulator, a multi-monitor station that immerses visitors in the cabin of a 1920s shipyard crane.
From this vantage point it is possible to admire a virtual reconstruction of the entire dock and shipyard, with its workshops of which in-depth information can be obtained interactively by selecting them from a historical map.
Last, but not least, is the playful component that 3D allows and that finds in the youngest (but not only) an element of motivation. The crane simulator expresses this aspect through a simple loading game that the visitor-crane operator is invited to perform, including possible wrong maneuvers that lead to producing major damage to the ship and cargo, of course the most fun part of the experience.
The effectiveness of this content is greatest in the case of the use of Virtual Reality, thanks to which the user is fully immersed in the scene and has an extremely immersive experience.
The video below reports a user's experience while virtually controlling the crane via "Vive" helmet.