Applied Design Introduction

This new semester at Bournemouth University has brought around a new design brief. Through BU’s RedBalloon Agency, we have been commissioned to build a mobile application to be used as part of their Magna Carta interactive exhibition in 2015.

Further down the line of the project, depending on our personal areas of interest we will be split into small groups where we will create one component of the mobile application.

What is the Magna Carta?
Magna Carta is famous as a symbol of justice, fairness, and human rights. For centuries it has inspired and encouraged movements for freedom and constitutional government in Britain and around the world. But when it was issued by England’s King John in June 1215 it was an attempt to prevent a civil war between the king and his powerful barons.

Salisbury Cathedral plans to deliver a interactive exhibition, including a re-presentation of the Magna Carta itself for its 800th anniversary year. The component of the mobile application can be presented in any format, e.g. game, videos) that will be potentially be geolocated (dependent on additions to the site needed).

After being introduced to the brief today I am excited to get started on this project as I think it will enable me to improve my skills both on individual basis as well as refining my teamwork skills learnt previous to this. I will also be able to utilise the iterative deign project that I worked on last semester and test whether or not I am able to use the repeated design process to get the best possible outcome in a ‘live’ brief situation where I am working for an external client.


– Salisbury Cathedral, 2015. What is Magna Carta [online]. Available at : [Accessed On: 5 February 2015].


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