This interface is a web app designed to feature and browse thousands of Mesamb specimens in an easy-to-use and fun way. The main focus of the design is the plant itself, making sure that nothing from the UI distracts from it.
The fly-out menu collapses so as not to be intrusive, and even when open provides a functional but still attractive way of navigating the catalog.
The client also wanted to make sure the interface could be responsive to a degree. Two resolutions are shown.