About This Project

The final project of my master's degree, Stitch is a tablet-based platform prototype centered around the intersection of 3D gesture technology and the news publishing industry. With Stitch, news stories can include interactive 3D models of the story's environment, giving readers more context through exploring locations and spatial relationships. Both readers and journalists can contribute further media to the environment, through text, images, and video. This additional media can create a greater understanding of the story, as well as multiple perspectives. This project was sponsored by Intel.

My Contribution

Design

I contributed to the design of the interface through motion graphics prototypes and wireframes, and came up with key feature sets. Specifically, I generated the concept of allowing users to create a curated walkthrough of the environment by selecting a group of annotations. This walkthrough would give a specific point of view about the news story, which can provide greater understanding and inspire debate among readers.

Research

I created a research plan from scratch, developing a screener and recruiting usability test participants. I also designed and facilitated usability tests,  and conducted secondary research, heuristic usability evaluations, and user interviews. Once research and testing concluded, I wrote reports that synthesized research findings and design recommendations. I also gave a presentation of these findings to peers and members of industry. 

 

Screenshots

Home Screen of the Stitch app

Home Screen of the Stitch app

Screen you see right before exploring the article's 3D environment

Screen you see right before exploring the article's 3D environment

Main environment exploration screen

Main environment exploration screen

Environment walkthrough

Environment walkthrough

Opened image

Opened image