Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is a small museum with one main gallery and a secondary gallery.
The mobile guide's main navigation is divided into sections, each representing a mini-section within the exhibit, such as the logging industry. All museum exhibitions and sections are located in the same area, and users can navigate between them based on physical descriptions within the space that indicate the corresponding section in the mobile guide.
By tapping on a section, the mobile guide directs visitors to a page featuring different artifacts within that section. Due to the limited number of objects, all smaller objects are displayed on the page. When users select an artifact, they're taken to its dedicated page with five sections: artifact images, video explanation with transcript link, audio tour with transcript link, additional information, and navigation options to return to the industry page or view multiple perspectives for that artifact.
The multiple perspectives page, designed by the Multiple Perspectives group, has three sections: an artifact image, different perspectives including the interpreter's name, job, organization, quote, and audio description, and navigation options to return to the community pages or the specific artifact page.
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, being a smaller site with numerous small artifacts, faces challenges in providing descriptions and accessible material for each item. Additionally, COVID-19 restrictions limit the level of interaction needed to engage with the artifacts meaningfully.
The mobile guide template connects these stories in a way that doesn't require guests to physically interact with each item, while still providing essential information about each artifact.
Mock-ups are created using Figma. Please refer to this link to the Figma File link. When you visit the page, you'll find a Pages panel on the upper left-hand side. In that panel, you'll see separate pages for each site we're working with. Fort Ticonderoga is the first page in the panel. By clicking on a specific site's name, you can view the current mock-ups we have for that site.