Milligan Project 1 Mockups

February 1, 2012 |  by  |  Project One, Student Work  | 

I decided to create a biopic for my mom’s brother, Peter Barton, who died at age 25 while climbing El Capitan, a rock formation in Yosemite National Park. I wanted the site to have three parts – a home page, a page documenting his travels across the US (which eventually led him to live in Yosemite) and a page documenting memories my mom and her family have of him. Since his memorial service was on top of El Capitan, I wanted to have an image of each her family members on top of the formation. When you click on a family member, either video, audio, or an image with text will show up with that family member’s memory. Although the site has an element of sadness, I want it to be more of a celebration of his life rather than have a memorial feel. I want the site to be collage-like with simple navigation graphics. Below are very rough layouts for each page: