My Museums (App & Design Report)

My Museums is an iOS application that I designed and prototyped using Adobe Flash after conducting a Case Study. The app would guide visitors through the museum simulating a human tour guide. The app is universal in the sense that can be installed on an iPhone and used in any participating museum by downloading the appropriate data. This was my individual final class project in Designing Graphical User Interfaces at the University of Trento.

The Problem:
Many mobile museum applications are difficult to navigate. Every museum or even exhibit has its own application. These applications can be costly to develop and take the user time to learn.

 

The Objective:
Research, design and create a hi-fidelity prototype of an application that can be used for any type of museum exhibit for adults. The app will act like a human tour guide. The guided tours will be pre-programmed and the application will guide the visitor through the exhibits.

My Contribution:

  • Conducted background research on the state of the art

  • Created a Stakeholder Analysis

  • Constructed personas and scenarios

  • Designed the application

Scenario Example
Scenario Example

 

  • Designed the application

  • Made a fully functional prototype using Adobe Flash

  • Wrote a design report advocating user needs, justifying the design decisions and requirements (available for download below)

Stakeholder Analysis
Stakeholder Analysis
Persona example
Persona example
Requirements Snapshot
Requirements Snapshot
Concept Design Description 1
Concept Design Description 1
Concept Design Description 2
Concept Design Description 2
Concept Design Description 3
Concept Design Description 3
One of the Initial Mockups
One of the Initial Mockups
Design Process in Progress
Design Process in Progress
Guided Tour Storyboard 1
Guided Tour Storyboard 1
Guided Tour Storyboard 2
Guided Tour Storyboard 2