Museum of the Anatomy and Genesis of Sustainable Chaos: Exprima Media’s Current Projects
Friday, October 7th, 2011
We were heads-down and sleeves up for all of 2011, engaged in a number of exciting projects. As we near completion on a few, I thought it would be nice to (finally) talk about them.
We spent a chunk of the summer working with the excellent minds at the Portland Art Museum to rework the interaction design of their website. To be launched later this Fall, the new site is structured around Exprima Media’s wireframes, layouts, and navigation. We had a particularly useful Discovery session with the Portland Art Museum team and the design prototypes were tested with potential users. I’ll explain the whole process once their new site is live.
The next project is an iPad app the extends our vision of the ‘armchair app’ – an app that encourages users to sit back and get lost in a particular topic with non-linear navigation, beautiful design, and compelling content. We have been encouraging our publisher clientele to seek opportunities to offer their content in specifically designed armchair apps. McGraw Hill is taking the lead with the tablet app. This iPad and Android tablet app allows users to dissect a human cadaver, view anatomy and physiology images videos, and even quiz themselves.
We’ve another armchair app in the offing – The Genesis Scroll: An Illustrated Ancient Genealogy. Featuring the original artwork and academic writings of Carolyne D. Landon, The Genesis Scroll offers unique image-based navigation to content about all 300+ characters in the Book of Genesis. Look for this in iTunes in early 2012.
Exprima Media recently completed work with Sustainable Harvest on an update of their RITS Ed iPad app for coffee farmers. I will be traveling to El Salvador next week to help launch the updated app and test it with users from Africa and the Americas. You can read more about this exciting global mobile project here.
Another exciting project is an iPad version of the intriguing Chaos Journal. The paper version is a powerful tool for prompted journaling exercises. The iPad app will take guided journaling further with multimedia content and social media activities like sharing and posting. We’ve just completed a Discovery session for the app and are ramping up for development.
Phew. Feels good to get that all out in the open. Check back or subscribe to this RSS feed to learn more as these projects progress!