Categories
Turning content into stories

Echoes

Echoes is a tool that enables you to create a GPS-linked audio tour that can be used on a smartphone. It offers a simple way of creating an audio tour which allows you to use audio, images and text, making content ‘come alive’ when you are in a certain location. Echoes is therefore a useful way of using oral histories.

The service is free, but there are additional services that you can pay for.

echoes.xyz

Categories
Capturing content

Microsoft Image Composite Editor & PTGui

Microsoft Image Composite Editor and PTGui are two tools that do the same job: they both stitch lots of photos together into one panoramic image (photogrammetry). This allows you to do what a 360 degree camera does, but using a mobile phone or standard digital camera.

We used PTGui to create a very high resolution 360 degree image of one of Bromley House’s rooms, using lots of images from a DSLR camera.

https://www.ptgui.com/

Categories
Capturing content

360 Degree Photography

Cameras like the Ricoh Theta or GoPro MAX capture panoramic photos of entire rooms and landscapes in one image. These are great for quickly creating digital copies of buildings, e.g. to preserve a moment in time, or can be turned interactive using some of the other tools on this list.

We used the Ricoh Theta to photograph the attics in Bromley House before the builders arrived.

Categories
Ideas generating

VisitorBox

VisitorBox is a structured card-playing activity which is used to generate ideas for new visitor experiences. The tool ensures that a team of people can generate ideas in a way that is informed by real-world opportunities and constraints, and is purposeful rather than aimless. We used VisitorBox in a workshop to generate a set of ideas for visitor experiences that might open up Bromley House to a wider audience. We also used it several times with Theatre Royal to explore how they might expand the usage of the resources at ourtheatreroyal.org through developing new digital experiences.

https://visitorbox.org