Connecting NYC residents to the overlooked histories of their everyday urban environment, the ERA NYC app is made for new and old NYC residents to become more familiar with the city’s vast histories.
Adobe After Effects
The One Club 2023 Young Ones ADC Merit Awards
We found that many NYC residents aren't knowledgable about their city and therefore don't appreciate its rich history.
Utilize technology that will immerse New York residents in the city's past by making history easily digestible, fun, and personal.
Curated collections to view, audio-driven tours, short-form snippet stories, and profiles of historical figures that have great influence
Only displays information; no engagement.
"There's nowhere like New York City that fulfills my addiction to matcha, pilates, and brunch."
"When I was kid, the city was my playground. It just isn't the same anymore..."
"New York City isn't anything like what I'm used to but I'm having the time of my life."
We asked our interviewees about their time spent in NYC, to rate their knowledge about the city, and their favorite parts about living in New York.
OLD SCHOOL NEW YORKER
Occupation Financial Advisor
Location Whitestone, Queens
John Li is a long time New Yorker. He grew up in the Lower East Side with his four other siblings and parents. He’s lived in different NYC neighboods his whole life but has settled in Queens with his wife and 2 kids for the last 20 years. He takes pride in his work and loves to stay active within his community.
- To retire soon
- For his neighborhood and community are safe spaces
- To partake in community outreach
- Loves to spend time with family
- Likes to go to local street fairs and cultural events
- Spends a lot of time in the places and parks he grew up with
"When I am running from one job to the next I want to discover something new without having to actively search for it so I can share it with my friends."
"When I explore the city with my family I want to paint a picture of when I was a kid so I can help them learn about their home city/bond with them over our family’s history."
"When I go out with friends I want to talk about the city in more depth so I feel more like a New Yorker."
04. Design + Develop
Historical Sites + Important People of the Past
View a selection of curated sites from the map that are integral to NYC, providing a breadth of information about that location.
Do a deep dive into your day's route, listen to our collection of podcasts, or take a self guided tour through NYC's vast neighborhoods
NYC THROUGH THE YEARS
Skip through time to see what New York City looked like through the decades
Compare the past with the camera using our AR feature
A PERSONAL ARCHIVE
Track your favorite NYC locations, hidden gems, and places that have a special meaning to you
Learn fun facts, famous quotes, and notes about the path you walked for the day all on your home screen
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