Reculture Phone App
The phone app has several use cases:
- To notify the user what the culture of the day is.
- To inform the user what the culture’s gestures are.
- To enable the user to learn more about the different cultures.
- To enable the user to compare different cultures’ gestures.
Notifying the user what the culture of the day is
Smartphones are great for this! When the user walks in front of the TV, I want to be able to send a notification to their smartphone telling them what the culture of the day is and asking them if they want to learn more. If they choose to learn more, the app initiates and shows them the gestures of that culture with a little bit of information about them.
Informing the user what the culture’s gestures are
This section of the app will let the user view short video clips of someone performing the different gestures for that culture. Each gesture will have a small description associated with it which will shed more light on the gesture and its roots.
Enabling the user to learn more about the different cultures
For the remit of my project, there is no way I can collate a whole database of information about various different cultures. In light of this, I plan to enable the user to be able to navigate to a website to learn more about each culture. Websites such as the Word Travel Guide are great for this.
Enabling the user to compare different cultures’ gestures
At some point during the Make phase, I hope to be able to add functionality in order to let the user compare the different gestures of each culture on one screen. This will probably be in the form of all the videos for each gesture playing at the same time.