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A review of an olympic year for digital interpretation

Posted on December 17th, by admin in Tales and musings. Comments Off on A review of an olympic year for digital interpretation

As yet another year draws to a close we take a look back at 2012 and reflect on what progress has been made in digital interpretation.

Social Media

We began the year with a cold and crisp week in Cornwall walking and planning seven new audio trails for the Cornish World Heritage Site team. The photos we took prompted us to set up several Pinterest boards. Pinterest has been adopted by a growing number of interpreters this year to showcase work, plan exhibitions and garner visitor feedback, which has helped it take its place among the Social Media elite in 2012.

Mobile apps

Social Media has been at the heart of the latest version of our ‘Welcome to‘ app software. The modular app engine has been designed to provide a flexible solution for a wide range of clients. We’ve designed a new navigation menu … Read More »


Cornish Mining World Heritage Audio Trails

Posted on October 12th, by admin in Activities, Audio Trails, Case Study. 1 Comment

A series of audio trails that reveal the rich past of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

Looking for fresh air, striking scenery during your time in Cornwall? Then delve into its mining past with a series of free Cornish Mining World Heritage Site audio trails. Narrated by miners, historic experts and actors, listeners are transported back to a landscape that told a very different story. The audio trails offer a unique window into the days of the mining boom in Cornwall.

At Poldice you can explore what was once the richest square mile in the world. Tread carefully as you explore the explosive past of the Wildlife Trust’s Kennall Vale reserve. Learn about the oldest china clay port in the world as you wander around the harbour with its impressive tall ships. And engine houses, chimney stacks, tunnels and adits await your … Read More »



White Horse Hill audio trail

Posted on September 25th, by admin in Audio Trails. Comments Off on White Horse Hill audio trail

Written and produced in 2006, this audio trail is still as relevant and evocative today as it was then.

“The tracks have stood the test of time and certainly include facts that I wasn’t aware of myself, what with being relatively new to post.”

Robert Sharman, the National Trust Warden – August 2012

No-one really knows how or why the 3,000 year old figure of the White Horse came to be, yet during this audio trail National Trust staff reveal what evidence they have uncovered to understand its origin. They also reveal many other myths and legends that engulf this site in mystery and intrigue.

If you live in, or are visiting, Oxfordshire or Berkshire you cannot miss a visit to the Vale of the White Horse to take in Uffington Castle, King Alfred’s Thorn and the Tom Brown School Museum.

Listen

Visit nationaltrust.org.uk to follow the … Read More »



Derbyshire Hidden Gems

Posted on September 10th, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study. Comments Off on Derbyshire Hidden Gems

Protestors who changed the national landscape, wartime tragedies and icons of the industrial age – these are just some of the stories revealing our cultural heritage as part of the Hidden Gems project. In total we produced 18 audio guides in our own corner of Derbyshire, on behalf of North East Derbyshire District Council.

“We have been very impressed with the way our audio trails ‘Hidden Gems’ project has been delivered – on time and on budget – by Dan Boys at Audio Trails.
This has been an extremely complex project involving production of more than a dozen audio trails. This has meant involved Dan liaising with multiple partner organisations and members of the public to develop trail scripts, maps and interesting audio content.
The result has been an excellent series of fascinating trails that explain the history, heritage, flora and fauna of our … Read More »



Green Chain audio trails – London walking trails

Posted on September 10th, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study, Mapping. Comments Off on Green Chain audio trails – London walking trails

A new series of London walking trails have been launched along South East London’s Green Chain – a 40-mile network of footpaths running through parkland and woodland.

Your very own tour guides

Parmjit, a Green Chain Walks Leader, and Gerald, a local expert, are ready to take you on three fascinating walks to explore some of the greener parts of South East London. Parmjit and Gerald are fictional characters devised solely for this project to create the feel of a real guided walk.

The audio trails were devised with help from a number of local community groups whose expertise and passion inspired the flavour of the scripts.

We were also commissioned to produce downloadable PDF watercolour maps to help guide visitors along each route.

“The Green Chain partnership have worked with Audio Trails on 3 audio trails to promote the Green Chain Walk in South … Read More »





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