This will be the home page of the app. Still have a bit of work to do on it. As for showing relationships between the minerals I’m going to work on a venn diagram for the different classes of rocks (some classes overlap) and flush out from there with other relationships (this will be part of “identify”). I’m also going to include the mineral identifier (flow chart) because this really helps show relationships between minerals.
The circle is symbolic for a geode (a rock that has minerals inside of it). The circles will spin and change colors as they spin then the mineral classes/links will fade in (this will happen fairly quick). I’ll create a similar structure for the lab/create so the minerals will mix inside and the user can pinch, tap, shake, etc. the circles to make their mineral.