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Dulwich Centre in Adelaide, Australia (on Kaurna Land), is one of the key ‘homes’ of narrative practice. They are involved in narrative therapy, community work, training, publishing, supporting practitioners in different parts of the world, and co-hosting international conferences.
Appliquette was approached to help turn their paper based narrative tour ‘Aunty Barbs Walk’ into a digital interactive app.
The south-east corner of Adelaide city is full of rich and varied Aboriginal histories.
We needed to deliver a seamless map based experience that allows the users to follow the walking history journey, developed by senior Kaurna elder Aunty Barbara Wingard.
The app was likely to be used by a lot of non-tech savvy users, and needed to flow seamlessly between stops to create as smooth a flow as possible, whilst still delivering text and audio information to the users.
The app lets the user walk through history to learn about the creation of the Aboriginal flag; the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement; the native grasses of the Adelaide Plains; the re-awakening of Kaurna language; stories of sky and sea; the politics of colonialism, and ongoing efforts to respect ancestral knowledge.
We worked hard in the early stages to ensure a simple journey from a UX perspective, displaying the users position over a stylised map with key points, as well as developing a simple flow from point to point to get users through the journey without having to worry about how the app works.
The app had a successful rollout and has been extremely well received by all users. We are very pleased with the outcome of this product!