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Surprise trips: a system to augment the natural experience of exploration

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Surprise trips: a system to augment the natural experience of exploration
Little treasures in nature often go unnoticed by visitors when roaming about in a national park. Ubiquitous technology with its less intrusive character may be apt to enhance this natural experience of exploration. In this paper, we report on a system that augments this experience. It builds on the theme of surprises as well as utilizing physical icons both as representation of users' interests and as notification tokens to alert users when they are within proximity of a surprise. We developed mock-up prototypes and a video prototype to do brief evaluations with target users. The evaluation shows that the concept is viable and deserves further development. Additionally, our focus on the users' interests and what they may consider to be of value to them is noteworthy and deserves further attention when designing ubiquitous technology for outdoor experiences. Author Keywords Outdoor experience, natural exploration, physical icons, ubiquitous computing, human values. ACM Classi...
Matthias Korn, Raghid Kawash, Lisbet Andersen
Added 09 Nov 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2010
Where HUC
Authors Matthias Korn, Raghid Kawash, Lisbet Andersen
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