Nokia Bell Labs

Bell Labs Timeline Touch Wall

The Bell Labs timeline on the Anomaly Room's 4K touch video wall.

Throughout the course of Bell Labs’ nearly 100 year history, the renowned research institution has discovered some of the most important global communication innovations. From the transatlantic telephone cable and information theory to the confirmation of the Big Bang and the development of c++ programming language, Bell Labs has been at the vanguard of technological discovery.

Upswell was tasked with developing a responsive interactive timeline experience that would allow users to explore Bell Labs innovation and researchers from the last 100 years. Users can view archival photos and videos, as well as filter timeline entries by research interest.

An impactful view of Bell Labs’ history of innovations and breakthrough researchers.

Detail view of a timeline story on chromium alloy applied research.
Birds-eye view of innovation categories, for those who prefer to browse by topic.


  • The Anomaly Room


  • Murray Hill, NJ


  • 2016