Fort Vancouver Mobile - A video overview

Courtesy of: Research Assistant Aaron May of Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Media and Digital Culture program. Produced in 2011.

Video highlights from the apps (36-minute version)

This montage provides a sampling of some of the video media in the Fort Vancouver Mobile apps. This app is much more than just a video distribution system, but these videos show the variety of content, from expositional segments to new journalism to those intended to prompt the development of interactive narratives.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Redesign: Making our own menu bar

One of the most fun parts of creating a new kind of app is to imagine from scratch the different ways people might use the program, and, therefore, what virtual tools they might need. During this process, we quickly discovered that a standardized menu bar would not work, so we created our own, including icons for our various paths (a footstep theme that leads users from story to story), a map (that helps users geolocate), and the Haversack (the backpack-like item in which visitors use to gather their media goods).

You might notice that five buttons were not enough for what we wanted to do, so we made a More and a Less button, to allow users to open up the different tool bar belts. ... Also, parts of the app have different buttons that appear in different places, depending on the needs of the moment, which is another way to customize the interface for the user.

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