National Geographic / Helix

Geno 2.0 Ancestry App
Helix is a next-level DNA sequencing company that is facilitating the creation of a whole new category of DNA powered apps. National Geographic came on board to launch a native iOS version of their already popular Genographic Project Ancestry product. While studying people in our office who participated in the Genographic web experience, it became clear that the “big reveal” lacked impact. I decided that we should create a dynamic video which would leverage the rich library of NatGeo content to tell the ancestral story of each individual participant.

Once your DNA has been sequenced, you are notified via the app that your results are ready. When you open the app you are presented with an emotional audio and visual journey through your ancestral history, regional makeup and even your Neanderthal percentage. This shareable, custom video is just the beginning of a rich app experience which includes colorful data visualizations and informative copy summarizing your ancestral history and your place in the human story.

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