Case Study of a Unique Digital Museum: Itihaasa App which looks at history of Indian IT industry..

I blogged about this itihaasa app earlier in 2016 when the app was just launched. It is a brilliant and a unique initiative of using the app platform to tell history about an industry, Information Technology in this case.

N Dayasindhu who is one of the key architects of the app has written a paper about this unique digital museum:

This industry case study describes the genesis and development of itihaasa history of Indian IT, a unique digital museum chronicling the evolution of Indian IT over six decades. itihaasa is a free mobile app that captures important milestones defining the history of Indian IT in the voice of key actors who shaped them. It has a rich repertoire of original oral history videos, digital documents, and photographs from personal archives and publications. Users can navigate the itihaasa app based on timeline, people or organization views. Or they can search tags to access specific content. It is unique because the evolution of Indian IT is captured as oral histories of multiple key actors who shaped important milestones, and business history is presented in an entirely digital format.

Useful stuff…

We clearly need more of such apps which gives us atleast some sense of how businesses evolved..

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