Every day hundreds of people pass through Drexel University’s URBN Center, home to the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. This winding maze of a building features endless staircases and a disorienting numerical structure that leaves its visitors struggling to find what they are looking for. I worked with a team of students to develop a mobile wayfinding application to help people successfully navigate the building.
Rose Gold Winner
2017 Muse Creative Awards
Arcturus Winner2016 Vega Digital Awards
URBN Explore is fully functional and available to help students navigate the URBN Center for the 2016/2017 school year. Our guided tour functionality is also in the process of being adopted by Drexel’s admissions department for use with visiting families. Aside from this, our project remains as a legacy for the building. We left the university with thorough documentation on how to maintain the Estimote beacons used for location data, and hope that future classes can build upon the framework that we left behind.