A Secret Golden Age

A Secret Golden Age for the University of Edinburgh English Lit dept. and City of Literature was designed to present a literary walking trail of Edinburgh both online and on mobile app.

Mark Haddon in assciation with Ladarnas designed and developed an integrated website and mobile app that allowed visitors to follow the pre-enlightenment literary trails and discover historic material associated with map locations. Each location point was accompanied by audio and interpretive content.

Our intention was to bring geographically based heritage material to life in such a way that it allowed both physical and online exploration. The app provided layers of interpretive content from historic maps to geo-positioning of locations and traditional online document viewing. By geographically locating the material, the technology made the historic material seem immediately relevant.