Working with NiJeL and GAHTC, I managed product design for a new feature on the GAHTC website that allows users to develop custom maps for their university lectures.
More about the organization: “The Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC) is a worldwide group of architectural scholars with a mission to produce teaching materials of non-Western subjects for teachers of architectural survey courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.”
The Map Builder allows for users to define an area from an open source map canvas designed in Mapbox, and to add content to it using drawing and text tools.
Users can change the base map layers and images to customize the maps to their specific needs and continue to iterate.
During initial strategy discussions we defined goals and user pathways. From there we could conclude on desired features.
Users are able manage and publish their maps to custom fit into lectures slides. They are able to store their maps on the GAHTC website within a personal profile, and to share them with the GAHTC community.
Sharing content is an essential element of the GAHTC website and we built upon existing features to introduce the new map builder into the site’s current structure and management.