From physically and emotionally connecting with an ID card, to digitally experiencing crowdsourcing and learning how the crowd has impacted our design process, this project explored ways people can interact with data and design.
For the CMU ID specifically, we conducted research to develop concepts with parameters that the crowd could decide on. From our research, we determined that though students identify most with their individual departments and colleges, they would prefer to keep an uniform ID as a way of not further isolating members of the community. Since students indicated that they would be open to a new innovative idea for an ID, we branched out in a more direct form of data driven design with the generative ID card.
We developed visuals that align with value based-questions and used the sets of answers we received from the crowd to create a "crowd sourced" generative Tartan pattern. These questions relate to both CMU as an university and reflect individual values.
For example, one question we had was "Which adjectives most describe you as a member of CMU?":
I was one of the 3 people on the UX/UI + Web team, specifically in charge of parts of the homepage and timeline/process. We mocked up the platform and website with HTML5/CSS3 that explained the process of a crowdsourced project.
The website is another platform where users can experience and learn about crowd sourcing and see how the input they gave directly affected our decisions and the design process. For the timeline, the transparent communication would be most apparent.