We have a new National Endowment for the Humanities app under development, not even in the Alpha stages of coding yet, but I wanted to share the prototype progression of the main interface. This app is being designed specifically for tablet computers (Apple and Android), and our idea was to use a historic map of Fort Vancouver to enable users to access content about the fort by simply touching different parts of the map. Because of the perspective needed, though, and the details to be included, no historic map would work, so we brought in star multimedia designer Marsha Matta to build a new map, based on historical styles, to serve this purpose.
Here are some of the examples we gave her:
And here is the amazing interface she has been building:
The final version will be available in the app, when it is released. So if you want to see the last few stages of development, check back.