Thursday, October 9

Interactive Timeline Research


SCION: GhostGlass 2013 from JUXT on Vimeo.

I'm inspired by this video because it incorporates so many different UX interactions. I've never seen a card that makes the screen react that way. They use the cards as a call to action, for the touchscreen but also the card itself becomes a lens interactng with physical things around. As well as a social media component. Some interesting things to consider with our user experience.  


Patrick and I are thinking about incorporating the anatomy of the train . I thought it might be cool to apply this medical style to our design. I also like the idea of allowing an ipad to control the screen- this would be good for multi-accessibility. 

This is awesome because this was a senior project at KCAI 4 years ago, so super inspiring in that sense. It also kinda breaks down multiple touch screen movements which will be helpful when assigning hand gestures for the different interactions. 

Trip to Union Station:



exterior shots 

documenting the details and patterns. I thought this floor pattern was really interesting for a possible floor interaction.


another area Patrick and I were attracted to was this glass box with a train inside. We thought it would be cool to design a touch screen interaction to this glass case. The user would be able to see through to the other side and designs would interact with the train that's inside. We think it's a good location, in the center of Union Station. Using structures that already exist would leave this area open and not distract from the beauty of the building itself.  



But we are still considering all the opportunities with this space, it's huge and open. Maybe it would be nice for an additional object to invite more people into this area. 

*photo by Patrick Stone


Union Station is a union station serving Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding metropolitan area. Opened in 1914, it served as a replacement for the original Union Depot which opened in 1878. Union Station served a peak annual passenger traffic of over 670,000 in 1945 at the end of World War II, then spent the next four decades in gradual decline until its closure in 1985.
In 1996, a public/private partnership began funding Union Station's $250 million restoration. By 1999, the station reopened as a series of museums and other public attractions. In 2002, Union Station saw its return as a train station when Amtrak began providing public transportation services and has since become Missouri's second-busiest train station. As of 2010, the refurbished station boasts theaters, ongoing museum exhibits, and attractions such as the Science City at Union Station, the Irish Museum and Cultural Center, and the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity.