What do you want to get out of your project?
I would like to open my mind to be able to think in a more in depth fashion. At the moment I think pretty linearly when it comes to projects.
What do your users want to get out of your project?
I would like them to learn about the comic hero universe and have a good time doing it.
Who are your users?
I’m going to try to not limit the design to an age group because as we have seen with the last few superhero movies released, people of most ages dig the material. But if I had to answer the users would probably be older teenager to middle aged men.
How would you measure the success of your project?
The visual/physical way would be if loads of people downloaded it and shared their achievements on social media. The mental/hidden way would be if more people knew more about the superhero universes.
How can you divide your content into categories?
1st: DC or Marvel, 2nd: Different teams from the comics (classic, current), 3rd: Similar powers, weaknesses, outfit color, good/evil/questionable, etc.
What sort of meta information can unite some or all of the content?
Kinda back to the last question, whether characters are villains/heros/questionable. Their relationships to each other could be a possibility too.
Does your structure facilitate exploration?
Hell yuss! You take your starting character/s and fight other character/s to earn achievements, knowledge about those characters, and find out what relationships they have and have had with the characters they’re linked to. Then fight those guys next.
Would your structure support only 5 people? 100 people? 1 million?
I would assume 100+ people would use an app like this. I don’t know what kind of traffic marvel.com or dccomics.com get but I have to assume its more than 100 people. This would just be a more fun way at getting to know the characters in those massive universes instead of just looking them up and reading.
What sort of functionality would your project need to be successful?
Touch screen and mouse & keyboard. It will need an easy to navigate menu and rhizome map as well.
What functionality would be nice to have?
What is the primary content of your site?
Comic super heros from Marvel and DC universes. Mini-fight game like classic arcade fight games. Rhizome to choose new fights and to read about characters and their links to others. Achievements to re-enforce linkages and story lines.
What is the supplemental content?
Bad/good bar to show user if they have been defeating more baddies than goodies. Showing types of connections within rhizome between characters. The ability to choose new outfits for your character/s after certain wins (like achievements). Badges to show off to friends showing you defeated certain groups from the universes (I beat all the X-men or Justice League or…). Rhizome images of characters turn to color when users defeat them also colorizing the connections they have with other characters allowing you to read on those connections. More to come probably.