Though we have quite a thorough ‘About’ page, I thought it would be useful to list (in no particular order) the main points of interest in the Poetic Places project. This may be of particular use for others working on this sort of project in the cultural heritage sector.
Poetic Places is, at this point, best described as a pilot project; we’ve been trying something new with quite limited resources in terms of time and money. I’ve tried to avoid scope-creep and keep everything manageable but some aspects of the project have been harder to deal with than anticipated. Aspects such as copyright.
Poetic Places is now available for free on iOS and Android devices!
We’re very close to launching Poetic Places now, so I wanted to share a little preview video of the app on iOS…
Despite my parents’ best efforts to encourage my artistic side, I’ve never been very good at the more visual bit. My drawing style peaked at the age of 8. As such, I wasn’t entirely happy when I realised I would have to make a logo and icon for Poetic Places. I understand the importance of branding […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]