Stephan Church: 3D rendering Wendy Lo: historical information Natacha Bomparte: high-fidelity wireframes
[Background & Brief]Raleigh consists of several historical communities. Personal stories about these communities are detailed in Linda Simmons-Henry's Culture Town. Within an eight week timeline, choose a location and design an interactive intervention that transforms the city space into an engaging everyday museum.
[Location & Proposal] Washington Magnet Elementary School on Fayetteville Street was established in 1923 as Raleigh's first black high school and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
[Tools] Activity Map: documented major interactions with the help of Principle Bob Grant. Concept Map: identified activities, users, influential individuals, and physical aspects of the building. Personas: detailed needs of user and why an app would be beneficial. Task Analysis: mapped out the functions of our app (Building Info, Community, and School Involvement). Wireframes: illustrated the actions of "toggling" back and forth from past to present. [view presentation]
[Branding] Kid friendly, flat, vibrant colors, easy to understand icons. For this specific project, branding wasn't fully developed to allow more time to focus on the experience of our users.
[Purpose] Washington United is Washington Elementary's own documentation app for students, parents, and staff. Users can engage with the history and current status of the school, upload notable events of their own, and explore architectural changes made over the years. [Improvements] In our proposal, we did not emphasize the necessity of guidance from a teacher or parent as a student uses the app. If my team were allotted more time with the Washington Elementary staff, we would've asked teachers to engage with our app to receive first-hand feedback.