MyScraper is a screen-based experience designed for Skyscraper Museum. The visitors of the museum can design their own skyscrapers with using this application. MyScraper aims to create a basic understanding of design parameters of skyscrapers with targeting the children and their families as the main audiences. Several screens have located at the core of the museum for attracting visitors’ attention. The application evaluates the participant’s design step by step accordingly parameters that have an impact on revenue, publicity, and energy efficiency.
Project | MFADT 2017 Interactive Design for Museums
Role | Experience Design, User Research, Wire-framing, Visual Design
Tools | Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch Up, InVision
Team Members | Tuba Ozkan, Rosa Huang, Gregory Berg, Danielle Sobel, Liang Shi, Chang Liu
Our team visited Skyscraper Museum and their website to analyze and document the existing situation of the museum. Even though they had interesting content on their website, there was a lack of an overall aesthetic. In addition, the museum was not offering any interactive or efficient digital experience.
We wanted to create an experience for visitors that helps them to understand design process of skyscrapers. During our observation, we recognized that there were a few children seemed very impressed by the skyscraper models. So we chose children and their parents as our target audience. Then we discussed the flow of the user experience and spatial design. The steps of the experience based on the actual design process of an architectural project. Participant;
1 | Chooses one of the areas they want to build.
2 | Learns about the context (pop-up information: the history of the neighborhood or other buildings)
3 | Decides the number of floors with help of an abstract structure.
4 | Decides where to locate vertical circulation elements like elevators and stairs.
5 | Picks the materials for surfaces for facades.
6 | Adds more elements on the building like solar panels, trees, vertical garden etc.