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Evaluation

This project was quite challenging and I came across to a few difficulties –

  1. struggling to find information I needed
  2. lack of information I needed

Overall, I learnt quite a lot about different apps that already exist and how they work, what technologies museums use etc.
I think that this project is successful in sens of user testing – every person that I did user testing with said that it is a great idea and they would like to have it in museum.

User testing

I did user testing throughout the full designing process even research process and that is why I got loads of feedback from people early and could develop this app with feedback I got.

My last user testing was very positive and that is why I am happy with this app.

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)

version3

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 –
    welcome-page
    T
    his page tells visitors what is the content of the app and how to use it.
  2. First page –
    1st-page
    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.