Mississippi Grammy Museum Interactive Mapby Fabian Tejada
Mississippi Grammy Museum Interactive Map
Grammy Museum Mississippi
Fabian Tejada / Art Director
Client: Grammy Museum Mississippi Senior Producer: Michael Buday Lead Researcher & Copywriter: Michael Buday Art Director: Fabian Tejada Designers: Mark Preston, Fabian Tejada UX Design & Prototype: Mark Preston Motion Design: Fabian Tejada Software Development: Mind Over Data Managing Partner: Tom Kirstein Application Developer: Paul Turner Hardware & Installation: MODE Systems
The Mississippi Grammy Museum opened its doors to the public on March 5, 2016.
Due to budgetary constraints, an interactive map was never realized at the time.
Soon after the grand opening an initiative to enhance the Mississippi Gallery with an interactive map to highlight the hometowns of MS-born musicians and recording artists was started. It was based on the MS Blues Trail & Country Music Trail mobile app and signage markers which encourage visitation to these sites.
My roles encompassed: Art Direction, Motion Design, UX/UI design. Designer/Developer Mark Preston was instrumental in the development of a working map prototype.
Form & Function: To enable visitors to locate Mississippi’s homegrown, GRAMMY-winning artists
through a self-guided, intuitive map exploration that highlights their local origins with their musical greatness.
Style & Substance: To artfully convey a sense of place to underscore Mississippi’s deep-rooted,
musical heritage and to reinforce visitor impressions of the state’s candid claim as the “Birthplace of American Music.”
Media by Design: This interactive media program is designed for single-user navigation.
The content architecture will follow the existing map organization by the five (5) GRAMMY award categories. Navigation will enable visitors to search by GRAMMY award category as well as by artists’ names. Content for each data return will be provided by the GRAMMY Museum, including artist photos, album artwork, and curated text.
Tucson Arizona has provided a fertile ground for me and my family. We relocated to Tucson from Washington, D.C. back in November of 2020. I have been living and running my practice with renewed energy and commitment. Soon after relocating, I transferred my AIGA membership to Arizona. I have had a great track record with AIGA and the various chapters I have been a member of. In the past year took part in the AIGA sponsored portfolio review, took the opportunity to share my experience with new talent from the region.