Cambridge Stud Heritage Center

Cambridge Stud Heritage Center honors the rich history of both the racing and breeding sides to the Cambridge Stud throught it's long history.

My personal role on the team spanned from initial development all the way into installation. I worked with a range of team members in-house, as well as a range of contractors. The tasks that I was in charge of included:

  • UX flows and UI planning for 5 different digital interactives
  • Design documentation
  • Outlining functional requirements for the development team
  • Team briefings
  • Graphics design support
  • Outlining custom Content Management System requirements
  • Managing the remote backend developer (located in Germany)
  • Frontend development for all interactives
  • Quality Assurance for all interactives (both for the frontend and CMS interfaces)
  • Liasing with the content team for CMS entry
  • Training both the in-house content team and the client how to use the CMS
  • Client user manual for all interactives and their corresponding CMS interface

A true illustration of a unicorn at work: me and the many hats I wore for this project.

The five different interactives were all displayed in landscape orientation but used a range of hardware, changing the considerations for each of the designs. One interactive used a projector + brightsign combo, one interactive used a 55" 4K touchscreen and NUC (linux), two interactives used an 55" HD touchscreen and NUC (linux), and the final interactive used an 22" HD touchscreen and brightsign combo.

This meant there were a range of different considerations for each interactive to ensure all would meet accessibility standards and run smoothly with the chosen hardware. Part of ensuring this, meant not only careful planning and fully developing clickable prototypes for the UI in Figma, but also multiple rounds of user testing. There was also intensive stress testing during QA thoroughout the development of the interactives to ensure not only good performance with the expected launch data set size, but also future-proofing the interactives to ensure performance would not suffer as the dataset grows with time.

Overall, the end outcome is a true display of good communication and team effort to pull together a full Heritage Center design that spanned not only the development of the interactives, but the whole heritage center - building included.