Audio Application Walking Tour
Brief: Design and produce a simple walking tour of a park.
A walking tour of the People’s Park was developed after the popularity of the information panels were installed. I felt as did Limerick Civic Trust that the tour should be available to people visiting the park free of charge.
Background / Development
Before the advent of widespread use of apps, the idea was discussed to install an audio box at various points in the park to facilitate people with visual impairments. The companies offering these weather proof boxes were researched & it proved too expensive. As technology has evolved this idea was explored again and dialogue was started with a local university that could provide the software for the finished audio files. I wrote the script and recruited people with good speaking voices and recorded the audio parts of the application with the kind help of Gabriela Avram from the Interaction Design Department at The University of Limerick.