Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Design processes, interaction design, prototypes, user research
A hypothetical case, where I've been hired to design a noble that can help people connect with fine arts at a time when the pandemic makes it difficult to visit renowned museum galleries in person.
We collectively chose to focus on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, as it is also known for its aesthetically pleasing garden area. To challenge ourselves, we not only had to bring a virtual gallery to users, but also find a way to bring the museum's famous garden to life.
As a group, we conducted a design workshop where we utilized continuums, priority circles, and answered questions tailored specifically toward museum experiences. We also conducted interviews on a variety of people, from avid museum goers to students, and were able to create user personas that was instrumental in helping us create final screens for an app that would bring a museum experience to those at home.
The final screens included a splash page, as well as a personalized museum experience catered to each user. Our intent was to have a personalized feed where users can talk about the artwork in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. On top of that, each user is given the option of taking a virtual tour through the gardens, from the comforts of their own devices. If there are pieces that they are curious about, the app also allows them to view more information.