Monthly Archives: May 2013

Unpacking the research: why do we use a map?

The Time Trails app is combining a number of elements that may be worth unpacking. These are maps, trails, time, history, stories, memory and reflection. Through Time Trail, we envisage that users would be able to map, map-make, remember, and … Continue reading

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A museum in your pocket

From handheld tour to mobile Older readers will remember going to museums and heritage sites and being offered a clunky piece of hardware delivering a recorded tour on arrival. While those days may be gone the concept of the museum … Continue reading

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Exeter City Supporters Trust – more thoughts on trails

I have now watched Grecian Voices and finally finished reading Mike Blackstone’s Exeter City F.C. A Grecian Anthology (2008). I also looked at the Grecian Voices website itself. I found all very educative in terms of what we need to … Continue reading

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Time Trail project theoretical underpinning: a theory about trajectories for the design of user experiences

Exeter Time Trails is grounded in research led by a Computer Scientist from University of Nottingham, Steve Benford, and myself, a researcher in Performance and New Media at University of Exeter. Steve and I met in 2006 in Brighton at … Continue reading

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Exeter City Supporters Trust – initial thoughts about trails

Having now looked through seven books about Exeter City F.C. (including, among others, Grecian Voices by Dave Fisher and Gerald Gosling, Exeter City Down the Years, Exeter City F.C., A Grecian Anthology and Exeter City, all by Mike Blackstone), I … Continue reading

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Workshop at St Sidwell’s Church of England Primary School

Yesterday we run a workshop for Years 1 and 2 (Ms Georgi Gillman and Ms Sarah Foxall’s classes respectively) at St Sidwell’s Church of England Primary School in Exeter. There were about 60 enthusiastic and intelligent children. As they were in the … Continue reading

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