Tag: World Heritage Sites

Whacy Game app has been released

whacyWhacy Game, the mobileĀ app ofĀ Whacy (World Heritage Awareness Campaign for Youth), has been released. The app has been developed by eLab on a mandate of USIĀ UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites.

Whacy Game is an educational game that allows you to test and improve your knowledge about the UNESCO World Heritage SitesĀ in the region of Southern Africa.

The app is available for iOS and Android and can be downloaded from the following links:


Labs’ Dieta 2015 in Vernazza (Cinque Terre)

dieta2015_2On June 15-16, 2015, the traditional “dieta” of eLab, NewMinE Lab, webatelier.net and UNESCO Chair of USI took place in Vernazza, a village inĀ the “Cinque Terre” (Liguria, Italy).

During the 2-day residential seminar the collaborators of the four labs have worked on several projects:

Look at the dieta 2015 album on our Facebook page.

Launch of the WHACY Campaign

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, WHACY, theĀ World Heritage Awareness Campaign for Youth in Southern African Development Community (SADC), will be officially launched. The campaign is addressed to schools of the SADC region, which includes 15 countries. WHACY’s goal is to raise awareness about the UNESCO World Heritage Sites among students and to promote sustainable tourism development through digital technologies.

More info and updates about the project can be found on the WHACY website and on itsĀ Facebook page. Good luck to the students for this first round of the game!

Watch the promotional video:

Third S-Play project meeting in Durham

The S-Play Project Team held its third project meeting in Durham (UK), on December 16-17, 2013. The venerable University of Durham was a suitable venue for the reflections on the team’s work thus far and for formulating a new strategy for the next phase of the project.

In the picture: Lorenzo Cantoni, Elisabetta Frick and Stefano Tardini, in front of the enchanting Durham Castle, UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site.

Mobile Application for two World Heritage Sites in Ticino

eLab collaborates with webatelier.net in the development of a new mobile application dedicated to the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS) in Ticino (Switzerland): the cultural site Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona, and the natural site Monte San Giorgio. The app provides in-depth information, pictures, audio and video materials on both Heritage Sites and on surrounding points of interest. It also includes various entertaining games, as well as useful information for tourists coming to the region. The integration of a map allows users to see their own position and to spot surrounding attractions. The app is developed thanks to the support of ORANGE Communications SA, which in 2012 has donated its Swiss Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) budget for this mobile application project.

Partners webatelier.net
eLab staff Goran Josic
Sito web https://itunes.apple.com/ch/app/patrimonio-mondiale-ticino/id667953531?l=it&mt=8