National Park Experience
YOUR INTERPRETIVE PLAQUE IN AN APP
We are lucky in my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta to live in such close proximity to some of the most beautiful national parks in the world–Banff and Jasper. However, how many of us are actually aware of the importance of these areas to hundreds of plants and animals that make up an intricate and fragile ecosystem? Banff and Jasper are both in fact, biodiversity hotspots. They are rich in species of plants and animals that occur no where else on Earth. In fact, mountains in general support half of the world’s biodiversity and encompass not only some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, but also integral and often endangered wildlife, rare plants species and a unique and colourful history. These parks are currently under risk of development by private corporations who want to capitalize on the booming Alberta tourism.
For this project I explored creating an app for conservation–using my design skills to communicate important scientific and historical information to the general public. I decided that the best way to do this was to create an app that brought awareness to these national parks through education and awareness. See this link for the app walkthrough.
Biospot is your interpretive plaque in an app. As you hike through the parks’ trails, you will be presented with digital information plaques that will teach you specific information about wildlife, plantlife, geology, research and the history of that specific area. Enjoy our Canadian national parks like never before with Biospot.