Exploring Cultural Spaces Through Location-Based Mobile Games

[c204] Sintoris, C., Yiannoutsou, N., Avouris, N. (2016), Exploring Cultural Spaces Through Location-Based Mobile Games, ACM CHI 2016 Pervasive Play Workshop, May 17, 2016, San Jose, USA.


This is an overview of game-related research of the HCI Group of the University of Patras. We are active in the area of location-based mobile games, with an interest at games that can enrich the cultural experience in open spaces (like city centres) and in museums aiming to actively engage citizens and/or visitors with cultural spaces. Over the past decade we have studied, designed, implemented and evaluated a number of games that run on mobile platforms (Windows PocketPC and Android). Our results include design tools that can aid the design of such games (heuristic guidelines, design patterns, conceptual frameworks), game concepts and prototypes as well as implemented games. (pdf)



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Web usability team of the HCI Group has been active in studying human-web interaction and ways to support the design of accessible, findable, usable and aesthetically appealing web sites. more>>

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