Research and Storytelling
Based on research material from each human rights personality, Gagarin created storyboards. For each personality, I finalised the story, text and multimedia content as well as creating prototypes in Photoshop for the Museum’s approval. Due to the sensitive and private nature of the content, I had to follow strict museum protocols and seek approval for each stage of development.
Layout, Navigation and Flow
Each story was made up of several pages containing multimedia elements, which had to be carefully considered, not only to create an interesting flow and ease of navigation, but to also make it accessible. Considerations included image contrast, tab order and animation timing of elements.
It was crucial that I communicated effectively within our team to ensure that all elements from the sound and video engineer and illustrator were coordinated with my designs and compatible with the touchscreen system designed by the software engineers in order to meet the high standards set by the client.
As it was a bilingual installation (French/English), we had to incorporate two sets of Closed Captioning, Sign Language and Described Audio.