I’m pretty stoked for this project.
We’re doing a collaboration with a classmate for an interactive timeline for the Union Station. Although it won’t be utilized by the actual Union Station, I think the project will be a fun exploration into User Experience (UX) Design. And I’ll get a chance to do more motion graphics work for the Demo Video on how this whole thing will work!
My partner is Haas (click to check her blog out!). She’s pretty cool, and I enjoy her design aesthetic and ideas that she has. So far, we are getting along really well in terms of getting the ground work set up for the project. We went to the Union Station the other day to take photos and get some research to figure out how/where this experience will be located.
You can view this PDF to see a Keynote that I created for us to show our inspirations and research found.
Below are my wireframe sketches for the actual project. I wanted to try to incorporate the pattern of the beautiful tile work, in the interior floors of the Union Station, into the design in a minimal way. We had encountered the difficulty of having the supporting structure of the walkway being seen through the windows and decided to embrace it into the design instead of working around/over it and obscuring it. Sometimes you just gotta work with what you got and make it great!
The handwritten sketchy type at the bottom of the first sketch is actually based off handwritten type found in the blueprints of the Union Station and we thought it would be a great chance to recall the history with this human touch.