May 2013


Masters Final Project


UX/UI, Visual design, front end development


Elliot Nahman, Ryan McAdam, Carinne Johnson, Curtis Hwang

Maps and other visuals

inspire detailed conversations and rich interactions. Each story is a living document that invites contributions and creates connections from our shared experiences.

The problem we tackled was this: How might we lower the barrier to creating rich personal stories for the individual who may to have access to the tools professional journalists and oral historians have? With this in mind, we set out to create a suite of tools for collecting, organizing and sharing oral histories.

The desktop browser application allows the user to organize her interviews into a story, as well as tag the audio she has recorded or editing tags to be more specific. The user may share the story when it is finished or invite friends and family to collaborate in its creation.

When the story is published, users and selected viewers may experience the creation through the audio player and explore the locations and photos in the narrative.

This project won the James R. Chen Award in Enhancing Information Systems in 2013.

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