Masters Final Project
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.
Through mobile devices, a person may not only record a story but also tag the audio during the interview. The mobile phone is a lighter version of the tablet design. It provides a non-obtrusive and easy way for users to record oral histories and to bookmark certain points in the conversation for users to return to later.
This project won the James R. Chen Award in Enhancing Information Systems in 2013.