The iPad is optimized to play video from beginning to end, not to start, jump forward 16 frames then back 64 frames. With video an integral part of the UI we had to ensure there was no flicker, no jumpiness and no lag. We devised techniques to make video function flawlessly. We added 4-6 frames between transitions ensuring when the movie stopped it would do so cleanly at exactly the right frame. We meticulously tested and mapped touch events to individual elements in the video, making sure they responded to the user the same way a natively rendered interface would.
We managed the priorities and coordinated risk management between the agency’s creative team, the 3D animation house, NASA and our internal team. Our exceptionally gifted PMs were more than ready for this challenge. We provided the agency, animators and the client with a complete schedule including dates for internal review, client review and key points of integration. This centralized project management kept the project on track.
We produced a stable, seamless and impressive UI.