Design Retrospective on Curaturae
New user videos give further insight into Curaturae’s ability to activate the Smithsonian’s collection.
Towards the end of prototyping Curaturae, I got in touch with a peer from UCLA. Matt is a talented film director working with Ways & Means in Los Angeles. He decided to briefly join our team and distill the experience of the this quirky writing application into a video. Today, I am happy to share that video. Below, is a link to the video which explains how Curaturae works through snippets of interviews Matt held with friends and colleagues.
In addition to this video, I have been working with the Cooper Hewitt team to recap the design process of Curaturae. In a recently posted Medium article, I explain my own creative process and share insight into how my previous work fed into the ideation of Curaturae. I also outline the technologies we explored and how we planned for spontaneity. Overall, this process and the resulting prototype have led to more discussions within the Smithsonian. I am optimistic that there are more opportunities to collaborate with museums through the core feature of Curaturae: connect you to art through writing.
If you have given Curaturae a try, I would love to hear your feedback!