2016

Digitaler Bauhaus-Spaziergang

Conceptual App Design

A Conceptual App designed to offer an interactive informative spatial experience for the young visitors of the Bauhaus University Campus!

The Digitaler Bauhaus-Spaziergang (Digital Bauhaus-Walk) App is proposed for the young visitors of the Bauhaus University Campus, who do not have information about the Bauhaus, nor interest in the history of the place.

 

The aim of this App is to offer a fun interactive spatial experience that inform the visitors about the highlights of the main Bauhaus University buildings through custom game-based tours, that vary in their content and duration, for the users to choose from.

Proposed App Navigation Structure

Interaction Concept:

Interaction with the space is facilitated through the use of the iBeacon technology; a Bluetooth-based beacon concept developed by Apple, which allows Bluetooth devices to broadcast or receive tiny and static pieces of data within short distances. The visitor can choose a tour that guide them through the building, and as they walk through and discover different objects and spaces, the iBeacon sensors connect to the user's Smartphone and send out pop-up messages that include information about the discovered places/objects.

 

A second layer of iBeacons would be installed in certain spots through out the building, that would send pop-up quiz questions to the user's Smartphone as they are following the tour, to give them extra information at unexpected stops along their way, as an attempt to engage the users and keep the tour interesting!

Proposed location for the iBeacon sensors through the Bauhaus University's Main Building

The pop-up messages contain brief information about the main highlights of the Bauhaus University's main buildings in the form of Graphics, texts, audio, and video. The App interface and graphic design is inspired from the context, and the artwork created by the Bauhaus Masters Oskar Schlemmer & Herbert Bayer.

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