Pintail is a travel companion app for guided storytelling. Pintail will track your travel activities right from the beginning so that it can nudge you with personalized story-telling triggers using that apriori information at the right context. Users are likely to create better stories if they start early by having a storytelling plan and have all the trip related information automatically aggregated. Pintail would act as that work-in-progress scrapbook from the moment a trip is planned. Pintail will provide users the structure and tools for storytelling while taking into account the short attention span of today's audience. Pintail would use priming as a technique by showing the user what others feel or have drawn about the places s/he is visiting. Some of the content of Pintail prompts would be automatically collected from travel review sites. Users then can use the Pintail story-creation tools to reflect and create their own stories. Pintail would also attempt to balance between the story creation activity and the actual trip experience.


Sujoy Kumar Chowdhury and Chris Schmandt