UBC CPSC 310 and fun
2015 and 2018
The project was originally created as an assignment for my Introduction to Software Engineering class. As part of the project we had to use an existing dataset. I came up with the idea of using the city of Vancouver's street trees as a fun way of getting the audience to connect to the nature around them.
Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
The iOS app was built using Xcode and written in Swift. The assets were created in sketch. All designs, implementation and quote gathering were carried out by me. The images of Kurt Vonnegut Jr and the iconic asshole were provided by his trust.
The idea was to build something ephemeral in a data persistent world. The hope was the fleetingness would create something special for the user. Each day a quote would present itself. Once the user unlocked the quote - by tapping - they were only able to view it once. The second tap revealed the quote's source but also made the quote disappear.
When I approached the KVML they were interested in the app but thought the ephemeralness was a bit too conceptual. So the second iteration was created working with the Kurt Vonnegut Jr Trust.
The final product has the look and feel of the first iteration but the user can now view the quote as many times as they want during that day and share it with friends.
The app is available in the apple store.
Bill Reid Gallery
Researching and choosing a collections database that met the needs of the gallery. Installing and setting up the software (pastperfect). Training the summer intern to enter data into the database. Designing and styling the online collections database to match the BRG's main website using pastperfect's framework and CSS.
A back of house database used by the BRG's staff and a front of house database available to visitors and researchers on the BRG's website.