U of Alberta Skype Presentation – PlayPR | 2.04.2013

The University of Alberta presented for the last Skype presentation for the scholastic year of 2012-13.

When: April 2nd, 2013 at 2 (14hr) EST

The University of Alberta Humanities Computing GRAND node has developed and deployed “The Intelliphone Challenge,” a geo-locative game produced in partnership with the City of Edmonton’s Fort Edmonton Park. This game allows players to experience Edmonton’s history through an engaging narrative that guides their experience with Fort Edmonton Park. Run over the summer of 2012, research studies examined user experience, with particular emphasis on user interface design. As a result of user feedback and gameplay metrics, we obtained data to help explain the difficulty in uptake of augmented reality applications, as well as how to streamline ARG user interface design to allow for increased popular use. This presentation will describe the game and its structure, player feedback, and changes that were made to the game and the latest iteration of the fAR-Play platform as a result to allow for reduced barriers to entry, increased ease of use, and the preservation of player engagement. Not only did these changes allow for more users to play and complete “The Intelliphone Challenge,” but they also generated more popular interest in the fAR-Play platform.

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