Digital Almanac

I want to show you the final project in screens at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, spring 2015. Ida Marrable and I collaborated with Gyldendal Publishing. We had about four weeks to work with this project.

Gyldendal Publishing is considering to develop an app for iPhone and Android phone. The app will be based on the contents of the printed edition, ­Almanakk for Norge.

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The Almanac has a kalendrium for this year with dates for holidays and official anniversaries, information about sunrise and sunset (this is used by for example the military), tidewater, weather statistics, it has a planet map, rules on hunting and fishing and so on. The content is extensive!

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The content needs adjustments to work in a digital platform. We also had to consider the amount of specialized and good apps for each of the topics the almanac covers – how can the user benefit by having them all in one app?

We did a survey and got access to a survey done by Gyldendal. The surveys gave us insights to what type of  topics in the almanac people are most and least interested in, and the topics that different kinds of people are interested in.

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With the insight we got from the surveys about what people is most and least interested in, we started with the information architecture. What you see here is the Alamacs table of content. When you see this page it feels like a lot to take in, so we gave some topics new names, merged some topics and categorized them.

Based on this we choose a concept: A kind of calender mixed with a book. You have a dashboard with prefered information from today, based on your geolocation. Here are some pictures of our prototype:

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A short video of our prototype for iPhone.

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Hope you liked it! Please ask if you have any questions. We choose to focus on some areas of the app, for further developments there are multiple areas we would like to explore.
Gyldendal Publishing – thanks for the collaboration! AHO Works Exhibition – thanks for the nomination.

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