A social platform to share your stories.


The Crowd Trails project aims to turn the every space in the world, into trails of narratives through various places. Whether it be historical, architectural, edible, enjoyable, or just memorable, we provide a platform to let you share them, and let people experience the world in a new perspective.

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Our RESEARCH


Explore Locations

Trails are seen as a way for visitors to experience and explore a new location. Increasingly, mobile technologies and locative media are employed on trails to engage the visitor in the experience of a place. We explore how visitor trails contribute to the experience of place, and how technologies can mediate the individual’s experience in exploring places.

Experience Study

We surveyed and interviewed heritage trail guides, conducted experiments on the experience of trails, engaged in cultural probes amongst many other research methods. What we found resonated with the view that people experience increasing participatory levels when exploring places with trails.

Memories Capturing

Our project started off with capturing memories digitally in mind. However, through the extensive ethnographic studies, we uncovered that trails are a useful tool to allow us to tell stories and link places into meaning narratives. It helps bring out memories into the physical world, not just residing in a single place.

THE CROWD TRAILS APP

Discover, create and share trails!



THE CROWD TRAILS APP

Discover, create and share trails!

You can now change the way you explore places.

EXPLORE what we have!

Our COLLABORATION


Yong-en Dementia Day Care Centre

Crowd Trails’ goal of bringing meaning and context to places through personal experiences led to a collaboration with Yong-en Dementia Day Care Centre on a project to safe-keep the life stories of their clients for their future generations. The team interviewed Yong-en’s clients and their caregivers, collated their stories, re-arranged them and presented the precious information as little booklets that their loved ones can keep forever.

SINGAPORE HERITAGE TRAILS

Uncovering heritage and social experiences!

Crowd Trails's collaboration with National Heritage Board



SINGAPORE HERITAGE TRAILS

Uncovering heritage and social experiences!

Crowd Trails's collaboration with National Heritage Board

Acknowledgement


This is a research project from Keio-NUS CUTE Center.

For active updates of this project, please visit our facebook page

This research is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore under its International Research Centre @ Singapore Funding Initiative and administered by the Interactive and Digital Media Programme Office.

In the Press:

Zan Magazine - April, 2016, Issue 24
Smart Living, 趣味Apps, Singapore Heritage Trails, page 52.

Little Day Out (Online Article) - February, 2015
App-venture Walking Trails in Singapore

Channel NewsAsia (Media Coverage) - October 6th, 2014
Keio-NUS CUTE Center Showcase


At exhibitions and conferences:

InnovFest unBound Singapore (Booth) - April 28-29, 2015

Web-In-Travel Conference 2014 - Bootcamp (Public talk) - October 27th, 2014
Spotlight: Singapore Stories

Sunday Showcase @ ArtScience Museum (Exhibtion) - October 5th, 2014
2CUTE: Creating Unique Technology for Everyone

InnovFest unBound Singapore (Booth) - April 14-16, 2014

Sunday Showcase @ ArtScience Museum (Exhibtion) - October 6th, 2013
Keio-NUS CUTE Center Creates Unique Technology for Everyone