HeartSpots

HeartSpots

Summary

The HeartSpots project, an interactive storytelling project created for the Heart & Soul project of Biddeford, Maine, allows citizens to record stories and memories through cell phones at many of their favorite locations on Main St.

Tool Description

Summary of Costs

$100-999
Associated Costs
  • Additional Supplies
  • Facilitation
  • Project Management
  • Technical Assistance

Strengths

  • Tools like HeartSpots have great potential to involve residents with the history of their community
  • Combining digital stories with an online mapping application allow these stories to reach a very wide audience
  • HeartSpots is an unexpected and fun sight on Main Street, drawing people's attention and even attracting tourists and media

Limitations

  • The HeartSpots tool requires a significant amount of money for start-up plus a variable amount for maintenance
  • This tool requires significant time to organize, and to manage and produce the content
Submitted By: svannostrand
Last Updated: June 25, 2015, 8:35 am