Redesigning Historypin

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Can you believe it has been almost ten years since Historypin launched. Since 2010, the platform has raised over $7 million for digital humanities, and created over 34,000 history collections created by communities, classrooms, archives, and individual enthusiasts. 

This week we are excited to add the National Endowment for the Humanities to our list of supporters. 

Historypin has been awarded a $50,000 Digital Advancement grant to develop and design a new interface based on user needs (see the full application here). The funding will support a user study to better understand what people need, a design for an updated user interface, and collaboration to move Historypin to an open-source platform.

We are excited to dream up the next version of digital community archiving, and would like to invite you to come along. Fill out the form below to contribute opinions to the re-design process. We have a great opportunity over the next 12 months, and we are seeking Historypin user input in the redesign process. Fill out the form below with your email, comments, and desired level of involvement to help our team reach out to you at the right time. Involvement could be a quick poll on your use of the site, a longer survey on motivations and ideas, or submitting comments on designs in an interview. 

By involving you in the process of identifying improvements, generating ideas and trying out new designs we hope the Historypin community can help us better understand the needs of digital humanities. You can stay updated by following the posts on this blog, signing up for our newsletter, or following us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Medium).

Thanks again to the Historypin community for helping us continue to support your stories.