TOTEM.Scout: a mobile tool for in-situ creation of location-based content

Jurgelionis, A. and Wetzel, R. and Blum, L. and Oppermann, L. (2013) TOTEM.Scout: a mobile tool for in-situ creation of location-based content. In: Games Innovation Conference (IGIC), 2013 IEEE International, 23 - 25 September 2013, Vancouver.

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Abstract

This paper presents a user-study of the TOTEM.Scout mobile tool that has been developed for in-situ creation of location-based content for games and edutainment applications based on configurable data templates. It works in cooperation with the TOTEM.Designer web-based tool and enables convenient structuring, management and export of the created content to prepare arbitrary location-based experiences. We motivate the necessity of this tool as well as its architecture, and describe the layout, results and findings of the performed case study in a real context of use. The results provide insights into possible improvements in terms of user interface and the tool's functionality design, and suggest new features for data collection and management.

Keywords:authoring, Buildings, computer games, configurable data template, content creation, content export, content management, content structuring, data collection, data management, educational computing, edutainment application, entertainment, game, games, Glob
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:24612
Deposited On:05 Apr 2017 10:01

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