UX Design: My Cambrian Aquarium

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My Cambrian Aquarium is an educational website about the Cambrian period of Earth’s history. It is my master’s thesis project. The project includes an interactive timeline and virtual aquarium game. I designed the entire user experience, from conducting research to diagramming use case scenarios and information architecture, to user testing and analysis. Read more about my thesis project.

Link: http://www.mycambrianaquarium.com

Proof of Concept: Game

User Scenarios

Information Architecture

Experience Stars

Experience Stars is an educational, interactive tool to teach about the magnitude and distance of stars. It dynamically displays data from an XML file in Flash. I designed the web app and created all code and graphics. Cygnus photo from web.

Link: Experience Stars (requires Flash player)

Experience Stars