Book Chapter

The experience of using digital walking tours to explore urban histories

Hannah Lewi

The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites | Routledge | Published : 2019

Abstract

This chapter aims to report a study of people’s experiences of digital history tours in Melbourne and London, and examines whether and how they might bring kinds of engagement with places. It shows that three digital tours to study—two in Melbourne and one in London—and evaluated their use by 29 people in all. The first app-based tour was created and published as part of Museums Victoria’s ‘Walking Through History’ series, and developed by MyTours, a New Zealand-based software company. The second app evaluated with 11 local participants, was also in the click-stop format. The third app, ‘Soho Stories’, is set in London’s West End and was created by the United Kingdom’s National Trust. In Dea..

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