Kristina Balbin
Visual + Interaction Designer
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Mermaid Tales

UX / UI

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mermaid tales

ux/ui and ar

 

Mermaid Tales: a Mobile App using Augmented Reality to Preserve San Marcos, Texas' History

Mermaid Tales is an interdisciplinary, collaborative project creating a location-based mobile app using augmented reality to engage visitors and local residents as they explore the history of San Marcos, TX. This project is a site specific mobile app using augmented reality (AR) that brings a unique history back to life. It should engage with a general audience of visitors and local residents to discuss and preserve the history and culture of San Marcos, Texas. 

Goals

  • Preserve, engage, educate and explore the history of San Marcos
  • Invite community participation with personal stories and images
  • Utilize AR to create a digital augmented layer over the physical landscape and/or architecture.
  • Work with AR on as well as AR off.
 

 
 

User flow Map

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paper wireframes


Mermaid Tales App

 
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App Walkthrough


colors and typography

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Logo Illustration: Designed by Matthew Rios
Mermaid Photos: Marie Albiges, Community Impact Newspaper