Madeira Story Generator
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7 Stories

Santa Maria Street Stories is an enhanced location – aware narrative experience that captures and exposes the rich oral culture and traditions in the Island of Madeira for a wide variety of audience in particular foreigners and tourists.

Using the Madeira main city, Funchal, as a setting to bring a new level of engagement of the audience with the old part of the city and its traditional stories. As the experience unfolds the audience is taken deeper into the local traditions as well as into the old part of the city. The experience starts when you have the app downloaded and running in your cellphone (Android OS).
As the experience unfolds the audience is taken deeper into the local traditions as well as into the old part of the city.

In order to achieve this we designed and produced a series of short stories carefully distributed in the real space. Each story has a marker associated to it. These markers are spread along Rua Santa Maria and in order to discover the story you have to find and capture the markers with the help of the 7 stories application.

People using the app on the real environment.

7 Stories Project Publications

Mara Dionisio, Valentina Nisi, and Jos P. Van Leeuwen. 2010. The iLand of Madeira location aware multimedia stories. Interactive digital storytelling(ICIDS'10)
Mara Dionisio, Valentina Nisi, Jos P. van Leeuwen. 2011. iLand: a tangible location aware narrative experience. Tangible and Embedded Interaction 2011