As part of our class, “Connect to Science,” at the University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam, we’ve developed a concept for a digital logbook that keeps track of everything that visitors find interesting while exploring an exhibition space. In contrast to other solutions, it doesn’t try to overwhelm users with a catalogue of everything of what’s inside. Instead the app offers nothing but an empty logbook that can be filled with stamps — like a passport, keeping track of everywhere you have traveled. We believe that revisiting an experience is as important as the actual hours on location. The logbook does just this — helping to memorize each moment so you can relive it on another day.
Considering the the broad spectrum of users, from kids to seniors, we felt the need for a flat information architecture and came up with three views: Collection, Review and Map. With successful apps such as Path and Facebook, we were inspired by their navigation and re-interpreted it to fit our needs. Users can swipe left and right to switch between the different sections of the Logbook. To collect something new, you simply orient the device to landscape mode and stamp on the blank canvas. Your Logbook will then be packed with articles, photos and videos waiting to be reviewed instantly while you are on the go or relaxing comfortably at home. Users can swipe left and right to switch between the different sections of the Logbook. To collect something new, you simply orient the device to landscape mode and stamp on the blank canvas. Your Logbook will then be packed with articles, photos and videos waiting to be reviewed instantly or when you are at home.