<Figure 7: The first design comp of the main page>
First I struggled to find a visual style for the main scene reflecting Korean traditional style. During my research, I found the image of Andong villages in Korea, where the Hahoe mask originated. The village is surrounded by mountains and clouds, thus it has been an isolated from other communities and villages. I was visually inspired to de- sign the main stage as the landscape of villages. In prototype1, every house becomes the navigational buttons to explore each mask dance in the main stage. Additionally, the visual depth was necessary to recreate the feel of the isolated Andong village.So I created images with perspectives
For smoother dynamic interaction in the finished application, I planned on using Mac- romedia Flash. Therefore, I had created every source file with Adobe Illustrator soft- ware. For technical reasons, I took advantage of Illustrator and high resolution photo image I took in Korea.
The drawing style gave an impression of modern times while the story was based
on a traditional cultural story.
Combining images I took with vector images in Illustrator created visual problems
after compositing them together.
Storytelling of the Hahoe Mask