Monthly Archives: July 2013

More testing

The more I work on this particular time trail, the more I seem to be absorbed in the complexity of generating a ‘story’, which is also a ‘history’ (or one possible history), that is not narrated chronologically but rather as … Continue reading

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Creating trails from scratch

From zero to rhino Our project is based on existing objects and locations. Catching up with a friend I heard about a trail created completely from scratch, with no existing objects or locations, and a limited time span. Intrigued by … Continue reading

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Testing Testing (again)

We have now selected 25 locations, which can be seen on a map. They start at St James Park and end at RAMM. Yesterday, once again, I set off to check the accuracy of the geocoding and whether the affordance … Continue reading

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Mobiles, Tablets and Museums, oh my!

You can be too helpful Some of you may have followed the recent rise in thefts from museums. Investigations have shown many of the more collectable and sought after items stolen are taken to order. There is evidence to show … Continue reading

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WWII Trail: Why We Trail!

The primary goal of the Time Trails project is to expand the reach of the museum (RAMM) outside of the limits of its physical space, and to allow its visitors’ and users of the mobile web based app to explore … Continue reading

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Testing Testing

We now have a date, in the week starting 9 September, for our first public engagement event which will be part of Jamie Vittles’s Football in the Community programme. We now have to test the precise affordances generated by each … Continue reading

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Walking the trail

This afternoon Will and I tested the Exeter City FC Supporters Trust trail by walking from one destination to the other, more or less following the numerical order as shown in the screenshot right above. The trail isn’t quite a … Continue reading

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