An Interactive and Educational Website
The Egyptian museum website is used by thousands of students and educators as a valuable and reputable resource on Ancient Egypt. Therefore, the goal of the museum website redesign was to expand the interactivity and reach to help students understand and explore this fascinating period in history. Starting with existing branding, we updated the look and feel to accommodate modern browsers and mobile devices, making the site responsive. Additionally, we kept the design uncluttered and the information easy to digest by not over complicating the layouts. Given the amount of information that needed to be included, we developed strategies that would help the visitor easily find everything. The interactive map and timeline connected with all of the information. Careful attention was given to the user experience of all ages and education levels, from grammar school students to highly-educated adults. The site includes a comprehensive 360-degree self-guided tour. Additional Interactive features:
- 3D renderings of artifacts (from a 3rd party application)
- Extensive videos
- Database of all artifacts
- A custom events calendar allows the staff to quickly make updates by duplicating events for a future date and creating repeating events
- Home page calendar and Google Review feeds keep the site fresh
Custom-user accounts were programmed so the admin can control specifically what volunteers are able to edit and view in the control panel Making the site fully accessible in local Spanish dialect meant creating a mirror of the English site with custom translation. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum located in San Jose, California, houses the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts on display in western North America.