Natural Nerd - MFA Thesis Project
Audience: Academy of Art University Final Review Committee
UX / UI / Front-end Development [ XHTML, CSS, jQuery, ActionScript3.0, XML ]
Natural Nerd is an interactive website for people to share outdoorsy wisdom and have fun with.
Any outdoor activity entails some degree of risk, even if participants do not recklessly place themselves in a harm way. We could be isolated anywhere in the world, where we may have to become our own doctor, navigator and cook. Mountains, jungles, open plains and swamps seem hazardous to us, but simultaneously each offers some form of support and can be exploited for food, fuel, water and so forth - only if we know how.
Therefore, I chose this topic as my MFA thesis project and spent my last academic year researching and building this website framework, for people to acquire, share and spread their outdoorsy experience and wisdom through the internet, to help each other get prepared while having fun.