Status:    Development Ended    - Due to changes in the Instagram API, the app is no longer active.    Role   Product head and design lead in a team of 2   Background   Instagram has millions of active users every day- regularly posting records of memories and events. Though the Instagram app focuses on showing users what their friends and other people of interest are up to, the amount of publicly available data led me to wonder how Instagram might be harnessed in ways not related to the app's core mission. I remembered a seminar I attended my Sophomore year, led by Autodesk's Tatjana Dzambazova, where I learned about how a fallen statue in the middle east was reconstructed as a 3D model by aggregating various angles from tourist photos found through Google Images. I found that while many have used Instagram's API to search for locations to see photos that had been posted there, no one was focusing on exploring the "when," rather than the "where." Thus, Hereseum was born.   Description   Hereseum brings the past alive, wherever you are. Using data and photos from Instagram, travel through time to explore the history of your location. Remember great events and fun times, uncover lost relics, and become a historian of anywhere.  Time travel is dead simple- flux capacitor not required. Pick a year on the bottom bar, pick a month above it, and fly through time as fast as your curiosity takes you.
    The original design focused on putting navigation at the forefront of the experience. The title bar lets the user know all necessary information about the displayed feed. The title "Hereseum," a blend of "Here" and "Museum" indicates that current location is the primary component, while the month/year combination below provides necessary context for navigation.  The design is meant to indicate to the user that though "Here" is constant, the timeframe is not. Thus, the 2-digit numbers in the navigation bar lose their ambiguity, as do the 12 letters above them.   
    The 2nd iteration of the design features a brighter color scheme to match Google's Material Design guidelines. I added a collection function for accessing favorite discovered photos, accessible at the top left, along with the ability to re-fetch current location at the top right. We are still determining whether we would like for the current location to be locked after the initial fetch, or if it should track a user as he or she moves.
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