A project of the Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems.

The Historytelling project has the goal to empower older people to write, publish and share their life stories and experiences through an interactive social platform.

The idea behind the Historytelling project

The three levels of the Historytelling project


personal level

  • social participation
  • connection with other people
  • work on your own biography
  • cognitive training
  • lifelong learning

familiar level

  • transfer knowledge over several generations
  • maintaining and deepening contacts
    • keep in touch with family members
    • keep in touch with friends
    • building new contacts

social level

  • collecting stories from multiple perspectives
  • beeing part of the society
  • sharing and apprecitation of know-how