Emily Zhou –– Final Project Proposal

My plan for the final project is to create an interactive software that guides the user through the timeline of humanity’s exploration of the moon.

The canvas would start with a white circle that represents the moon and smaller circles surrounding it that represent stars. Each of the stars serves as a milestone in moon exploration. I plan to include 20-25 events from a source at space.com.

When the user clicks a star, the year and description text of the first event will appear to the right. Some amount of random chords will also appear on the moon. When the user clicks another star, the first star will be connected by a line, the second event will be displayed, and more chords will randomly appear on the moon. At the end of the timeline, the moon will appear grey and spherical as a result of overlapping chords and all the stars will be connected.

quick sketch of plan

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