Mobile Augmented Reality as an Orientation Aid: A Scavenger Hunt Prototype

Katja Rogers, Julian Frommel, Larissa Breier, Sinan Celik, Harry Kramer, Stefan Kreidel, Julia Brich, Valentin Riemer, Claudia Schrader

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Abstract

Orientation in public environments is a critical skill for new arrivals, yet also one that is usually only learned gradually through trial and error. This paper suggests the use of pervasive augmented reality (AR) for the design of a serious game that teaches navigational skills in a public environment. Many AR scavenger hunt games confront players with new environments by default, however they rarely focus explicitly on teaching navigational skills. We propose a concept that utilises augmented reality techniques for increased immersion and motivation, while upholding the real-world sense of presence for an easy transfer of orientation skills to everyday life. For this purpose, we implemented a first prototypical serious game in the form of an AR scavenger hunt. A preliminary evaluation regarding its usability produced promising results. As such, the prototype constitutes a first proof of concept. In future iterations, it will be further developed as an adaptive AR serious game, and evaluated in respect to its efficacy in teaching orientation and navigation skills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2015
EditorsPavel Cech, Wolfgang Minker, Gordon Hunter, Peter Mikulecky, Simon Egerton, Michael Weber
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages172-175
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467366540
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2015
Event11th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2015 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 15 Jul 201517 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2015 International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2015

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2015
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period15/07/1517/07/15

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