the Virtual Tour
UI / UX student project.
Planning a trip and want to see the Great Roman Empire?
Ever wanted to experience life in a different century?
A specific historical event? It’s all possible now!
We make it possible with The Virtual Tour, to experience cities in a new light.
Users can travel back in time to see the urban and country landscapes as they once were in different points of time in history.
TIME TRAVEL HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER.
My research started while traveling in Israel. Whilst visiting a fortress in Sidni Ali, I thought about the fact that all I could see was a few stones.
Whilst visiting a historical location is a fun activity in itself, i thought in this moment of how this activity could be elevated.
It was then that I had an epiphany; Wouldn’t it be great if I could see how this historical landmark looked back in time? A simple search online found that there was currently no app that offered an all encompassing virtual and VR tour experience. Additionally, the apps that where available where only offered by and for one specific location at a time.
Virtual tours and VR features within navigational apps are not new concepts and as such are both accessible to the majority of the worlds population that own a smartphone.
The main obstacle that i had to overcome whilst developing an app of this nature is to make sure that it is easy to use for people of all ages. it was also important that the app is accessible to people with different levels of capabilities such as the hearing and visually impaired.
understanding the competitors and the features that are needed in an app like this brought me to the realization that the app needs to be fun, young & techy.
Inspired by my original visit to the fortress, VT the apps virtual tour guide is signified by an icon of a Knight in shining amour. The apps design prominently uses the color orange, which historically has been associated with royalty, a theme that is in line with the origin of the apps inspiration and our knight in shining amour. Orange is also a key element in the app as it is a color that stands out and is therefore accessible and understandable in its symbolic significance and also will be visually clear to people who may suffer from color blindness. The icons within the apps design are bold and outlines in black, and this is again done so that they are clear and stylistically homogenous.