Mobile version

While doing my research, I found out that museums give visitors freedom in using their apps by letting them download their apps through iTunes or Google Play and install them on their devices before they come to museums.

I decided to give this option to visitors as well and thus designed mobile version of the app.

Developing the design

I decided to add old feel to the design by changing background to old paper texture.
(I downloaded it from here)

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This texture added exactly what the design was missing – old and elegant feel.

The reason why

The reason why I decided to use old paper is that the house itself is more than 500 years old and I wanted to create feeling in visitors that they are in museum even thought they use modern technologies there, surrounding is very old.
This app is controlled by swiping with fingers so every time user swipe the screen, page will move like in a book. This way it is combined old with new/modern.

Continuing with the design

I created another pages in the same design. I kept the sign of William Wilberforce but I just made it smaller.

  1. Welcome page –
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    his page tells visitors what is the content of the app and how to use it.
  2. First page –
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    The app starts with Hall and Staircase as the exhibition starts here. Visitors can view what it looks like in 1888 and 1939.
    (The text was taken from ‘Wilberforce house’ history and collections (eleventh edition) written by John Bartlett, M.A., F.M.A., Director in 1968 page 7)
  3. First page second version –
    1st-page-2version
  4. Second page –
    2nd page
    (T
    he text was taken from ‘Wilberforce house’ history and collections (eleventh edition) written by John Bartlett, M.A., F.M.A., Director in 1968 page 7 – 8)
  5. Third page –
    3rd-page
    (T
    he text was taken from ‘Wilberforce house’ history and collections (eleventh edition) written by John Bartlett, M.A., F.M.A., Director in 1968 page 13 – 14)
  6. Third page second version –
    3rd-page---second-version
  7. End page –
    end-page
    End page thanks visitors for their visit and ends it.

 

Initial designs

This is what my initial designs look like –
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As you can see on the picture above, I tried to create something similar to Bronte Parsonage Museum application but I wasn’t happy with it as it looked tacky!

Next design looks like this –
version1
I got rid off picture of the house and made the sign of William Wilberforce bigger.
The sign that is used for design is taken from little brochure little brochure called ‘Wilberforce house’ history and collections (eleventh edition) written by John Bartlett, M.A., F.M.A., Director in 1968. The reason for it is to create authentic feel for the house and full exhibition.
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I talked about in previous posts. (for more information click here)

I wasn’t happy with this design either so I played with colours but it didn’t help at all –

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Bronte Parsonage Museum – Interactive Virtual Tour

I randomly found this website while I was looking for ideas how to design the app for this project, it is called www.heritageinteractive.co.uk

Here are all apps that they designed for museums, it is great website for ideas!

However, the design I liked the best and it fits into my project extremely well, is called ‘Bronte Parsonage Museum – Interactive Virtual Tour‘.

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This is perfect for my project and it helps me to decide about the design for my app.