Minnesota State Arts Board
Designing a digital experience for history lovers
that helps them interact with the past.
As a recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the MN State Arts Board, I was required to design an experience for community members to engage them with the work being funded.
I proposed to create a walking tour that would introduce history lovers to locations referenced in my project, which is based on a journal written in 1921.
High Fidelity Prototypes
Talking to history buffs
Some of the things I heard were that bad walking tours feel like a checklist to complete and don’t let participants engage in the surroundings.
“The least enjoyable tours don’t foster an appreciation for the walk itself. The best ones leave room for things to happen.”
Instead what history lovers really like is the process of exploring history. They want experiences like tours to give them them the chance to do that.