Hi everyone out there. I am reviewing this website Gallipoli, The first day, a 3D documentary site about the WW1 ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, on 25 April 1915 for a major journal and would like to ask for your input. The site recently won an Australian digital screen innovation award and is visually impressive.
I am interested in reporting on a few specific things. If it is innovative, why? I would like to think about this from the perspective of design, usability, content, interactivity, suitability for mobile media platforms, etc. If indeed it is not so innovative in some ways, or there are things that could be improved, then it would be great to get your feedback. I am thinking of following the ‘commend, recommend, commend’ format. In other words I want to start by identifying its strongest features, go on to make some recommendations/observations on areas for improvement, and then recap on the good points!
I am also interested in an international response to this Australian project. Do international users/viewers find the content accessible, for example? Is it framed well enough to appeal to the general audience it is aimed at, or conversely, is the message simplified too much? The most important thing I want to ask is whether this represents an emerging genre, a continuation of an existing genre or set of established formats, or indeed, whether we don’t yet have a frame for understanding and evaluating such online resources.
How should I evaluate the success or otherwise of this project, and on what terms? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, here on the blog or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .