Based on the Memory Palace Inspired App that I designed for my thesis - Loci, the Spring Show Mobile Loci Web App was a mobile app that allowed the show viewer to learn about the presidents of the United States. At the same time it served as an interactive show catalog that allowed you to store the projects you saw, in the order you saw them, and access more information about the artist and the project from the ITP projects database.
Each project in the show had a QR code with a Loci logo. As you scan a project, you are taken to the project and artist information, and introduced to the next president. It doesn't matter what order you see the projects in the show, the presidents will be introduced in order, so that each person's path is unique, and each person has their own presidential associations to the pieces in the show.
The person using the app will see the president's picture along side project and artist images, and a brief description of something memorable about the president. Finally, the first youtube search result for the his name produces a video at the bottom of the screen so one can watch a short video about the president as they view the work.
For more information about the history of the memory palace and my interpretation/conceptualization of this work, please see my description of the Loci project.
The goal of this app was to make the interaction as minimal and simple as possible. When a new project is scanned, the next president is assigned to it, and the information is stored for you to review whenever you want, with a link sent to you via email. If you rescan a project, you are reminded of the president associated with it, and when you scan a new project, a new association is made. It was really funny to learn that some people used the app as a show catalog, without realizing there were presidents in there.
The back end worked somewhat like this: