LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF



CONTEXT

The Los Angeles Plays Itself, pays homage to the documentary of the same name. In the film, the narrator guides us through the architecture and filmic sites in LA, which, over time has constructed a characterization of how this city is perceived.

The app is invites users to construct their own characterization of Los Angeles by exploring the city and determining your own appreciation of the film industry & how it so comprehensively depicts LA.

 

 


Overview

SOLUTION
Create an interactive map & reference guide to give context for locals and visitors. Engage possible users with a reference guide to navigating Los Angeles in the context of architectural sites and filmic landmarks.

PLATFORM   Mobile

TOOLS
Balsamiq, Photoshop, Keynote, Gliffy, Pencil, Paper, Whiteboard, Expo Markers



 

CHALLENGE
Los Angeles is a diverse and expansive city. Occupants want a way to engage with LA’s geography through it’s history of film and architecture. 


ROLE   UX Designer

DURATION   1 week

DELIVERABLES    
•Clickable prototype


1. RESEARCH

Quotes from Interviews with Users

"People want to interact with the city's most recognized history & production"
"There is not one singular place to reference, contextualize, & relate to the city"
"I wish I didn't have to go through so many different sources to get this information"

In my research, I found that there are a lot of map apps that actually do a good job, however,
none were specific to the film industry's imprint on the city. 


2. STRATEGY

Once I laid out my feature prioritization map, I realized it was also my site map...

 Los Angeles Plays Itself Site Map

Los Angeles Plays Itself Site Map

• Map
• Fast Accessibility - features and elements without tabs, not having to go to different sources to condense her own specific information
• Relationships with stream-able and syncing sources? 
• Like Google maps but themed map with year filter specifications


DESIGNING FOR FEATURES
• Understanding the history of Los Angeles
• Engage more with living a city of diversity
• Having a context of what’s produced where people live