Goals & Objectives
The goal of this project is to visual present the relationship between American History and the history of baseball, drawing correlations regarding how baseball was part of American culture, literature and media. The sport united a nation and served as a symbol of stability and community throughout the hardships of the early twentieth century.
Issues like race, gender, ethnic stereotypes and commercialization will be highlighted. This interactive experience will both inform and educate individuals of all ages about "America's Greatest Past Time". There will be a s focus on the players who achieved the status of being in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Outlining the User Experience
The user will be presented with a variety of experiences to explore including a "Hall of Fame", "Memorabilia", "Timeline", and "Which Player Are You Quiz" section.
In the Hall of Fame section, the viewers will be able to scroll through the player's names and they will see the player's signature's appear on the baseball in the center of the screen as well as the players stats on the opposite side of the page.
In the Memorabilia section the viewers will be able to see the most quintessential hallmarks of baseball history including Babe Ruth's bat and Kurt Shilling's bloody sock.
Through the interactive map the viewer will be able to compare the history of America with the history of baseball, to observe which events coincided, drawing conclusions on cause-and-effect relationships. This map will be color coded to divide up the different types of events that occurred.
A zoom feature will be available, as well as tips will pop up above the different key points. These tips will provide interactive media such as video, picture, stories, and any other relevant information relating to that date/event.
The viewer can experience a virtual tour of Fenway, and see the historic events that happened at certain locations in the park. These events will be cross referenced with events that occurred in America.
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