I have been focusing on research and planning for ROAM before committing to design and development. In order to plan user interactivity and the user interface, I am creating a “map” or flow chart of steps in the game play. This allows me to anticipate the user’s flow and decisions in order to control and to learn from intuitive responses to the information architecture of the app content.
I am researching software that creates developmental framework, information architecture, and interactivity HTML5, CSS+, and PhoneGap. PhoneGap gives access to native features, including an accelerometer for device motion, camera, a compass, geolocation, and file management and storage.
I have created sketches and maps of the user interface in order to anticipate elements of interaction such as buttons, settings and features, albums, and user generated maps of their journeys.