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

Associated Costs
  • Additional Supplies
  • Facilitation
  • Project Management
  • Technical Assistance


  • 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


  • 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