Fort Vancouver Mobile - A video overview

Courtesy of: Research Assistant Aaron May of Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Media and Digital Culture program. Produced in 2011.

Video highlights from the apps (36-minute version)

This montage provides a sampling of some of the video media in the Fort Vancouver Mobile apps. This app is much more than just a video distribution system, but these videos show the variety of content, from expositional segments to new journalism to those intended to prompt the development of interactive narratives.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Beta testers needed

We're looking for a few beta testers to work with early prototypes of the Fort Vancouver Mobile project. This particular stage of testing requires people to be in the 18 to 65 range, who are technologically savvy (preferably with experience using mobile devices) and interested in history (preferably of the 19th century era). If you are available, want to be involved and fit that profile, please send your contact information and availability for testing to: Thanks!


  1. I understand the lower limit of 18 for legal reasons but why the upper limit of 65? Who do you think invented these mobile phones?

  2. I take it that we need to be in the area?

  3. Because of the locative nature of this project, the beta testing does need to be done on site. If you are in the area, though, let us know. Thanks!

  4. The upper limit of 65 admittedly is arbitrary, but we don't anticipate a high demand for this project among retirees, because of the mobility required to experience it. That doesn't mean, of course, that we don't want senior citizens participating. It's just that we aren't designing this application specifically for that audience. Therefore, those 65 and older aren't representative users, and it would be inefficient and ineffective to spend time beta testing for that group. When public prototypes are developed, though, we would very much welcome your participation and feedback, Lois.