Example of nontraditional navigation // LINK:
- What do you want to get out of your project? To create a clean, uncluttered, educational, fun, easy to navigate and use interactive experience.
- 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.
- Who are your users? People interested in geology, traveling or students who are learning about rocks and minerals.
- How would you measure the success of your project? When somebody successfully creates a mineral through trial/error and experimentation.
- 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).
- What sort of meta information can unite some or all of the content? The periodic table, a map of the world, rocks, minerals.
- Does your structure facilitate exploration? Yes!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- What is the primary content of your site? The chemical compounds of rocks and minerals.
- 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):