Homework 2

Example of nontraditional navigation // LINK:



  1. What do you want to get out of your project? To create a clean, uncluttered, educational, fun, easy to navigate and use interactive experience.
  2. What do your users want to get out of your project? To learn about rocks and minerals by experimenting with chemistry and exploring the world.
  3. Who are your users? People interested in geology, traveling or students who are learning about rocks and minerals.
  4. How would you measure the success of your project? When somebody successfully creates a mineral through trial/error and experimentation.


  1. How can you divide your content into categories? There would be two main categories: rocks and minerals. These can be subdivided by locations, chemical makeup, colors, types of rocks/minerals (details tbd).
  2. What sort of meta information can unite some or all of the content? The periodic table, a map of the world, rocks, minerals.
  3. Does your structure facilitate exploration? Yes!
  4. Would your structure support only 5 people? 100 people? 1 million? It could support thousands of users as each person is exploring and creating their own minerals and rocks and the outcome is determined by the user.


  1. What sort of functionality would your project need to be successful? Animation to generate images of the rocks/minerals the user has created, css, html, jquery.
  2. What functionality would be nice to have? Code that can create images of raw minerals by using fractals. 3D models of the minerals/rocks using Maya or Cinema 4D or Blender that the user can rotate.
  3. What is the primary content of your site? The chemical compounds of rocks and minerals.
  4. What is the supplemental content? Where these rocks and minerals are found plus other supplemental info about them plus interesting historical tidbits about them.

UI FLOWS (before discussion today – they are very simple but I’ve got more ideas after discussion today):

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