New look, new apps and new campaign – n0tice this!Posted: October 16, 2012
It may be the time of year when the words central heating, duvet and touch of frost lure you into hibernation but n0tice-er Kathryn Geels brings you news of a plan to get you out of the house and onto the high street.
We’ve been listening to your feedback over the past few months and working on some significant changes to improve your user experience on the n0tice site. Some of the design changes include more focus on the interactive maps, enhanced emphasis on events – now listed in the main index of postings – better formatting in relation to your own noticeboards, and in general a more streamlined and user-friendly experience.
And, this is just the beginning.
We have also redesigned and significantly upgraded the iPhone app and we’re introducing, for the first time, an official n0tice Android app. The other technical advance is a new curation tool for RSS and geotags which was inspired by n0tice users. You can find out more about the tool at www.feedwax.com.
To celebrate the redesigned technical components of n0tice, we are also launching a campaign.
It’s not just any campaign, nor is it n0tice HQ’s campaign – it’s your campaign. Something that you, your friends, your family, your colleagues, your local shopkeeper can all be involved in.
If you have read Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island, published first in 1995, you’ll know that he speaks not only of the brilliance of British heritage, but also the demise of the British high street. Something to do with the idea that they all look the same.
Whether you would like to put Mr. Bryson in his place, or whether you agree that Bognor Regis
High Street uncannily resembles the King’s Road in Chelsea, the time has come to embrace your local high street.
We’re inviting people across the UK to take part in a photographic study of high streets, by taking photos of the things you want to #celebrate or #change. Be it the brilliant pie & mash shop, or the poor state of the pavement – it’s time to get your high street on the map.
Your photographs will help form the UK’s largest live photographic infographic – that’s “visual representations of information, data or knowledge” – showing everyone the reality of high streets across Great Britain and beyond.
We hope this will prompt a wider debate about the things that are important to us and the things that affect local communities.
How to get involved
1. Visit the campaign site online http://highstreet.n0tice.com
2. Take a picture of the one thing you want to #celebrate
3. Take a picture of the one thing you want to #change
4. Upload your photos and comments via n0tice, Twitter or Instagram. Remember to include the all-important hashtags #myhighstreet, and either #celebrate or #change and switch your location on, that will ensure your photos are included in the campaign
Invite your followers, family, friends, colleagues, and local community to join you in this movement to help regenerate the UK’s high streets. Turn off the central heating, don your wellies and embrace the cold to put your high street on the map.