Poetic Places Preview Video

We’re very close to launching Poetic Places now, so I wanted to share a little preview video of the app on iOS…

Poetic Places Launch Event (18/03/16)

As the app nears completion, it’ll soon be time to release Poetic Places into the wild and let you good folk experience the result of the project. To celebrate, we’ve decided to hold a free half-day event at the British Library Conference Centre in London on Friday 18th March 2016, starting at 13:30. We thought […]

Gamification: Little Surprises

Games  are usually fun and can make for interesting modes of engagement, and gamification is certainly popular at the moment. I’ve enjoyed the various heritage games produced by the Wellcome Collection, for example, and have been impressed by game-based experiences such as Bristol Museum’s Hidden Museum. In light of this, and being  a gamer myself, […]

App About The Town

I was still exploring platform choices for Poetic Places when my colleague at the British Library, Stella, invited me to a demo of izi.TRAVEL. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it at first, judging it to be some kind of tourist guide. It is that, in part, but it’s also a good idea. […]

Finding a Platform

I’d always intended to utilise an existing platform to create the Poetic Places mobile experience. We’re on a tight timeframe—we only have a few months to collect the content and build the app—and I’m not presently knowledgeable enough to program an app from scratch. That’s a part of the research aspect of this project—how easy or […]