Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
K. Spiel, K. Werner, O. Hödl, E. Ehrenstrasser, G. Fitzpatrick:
"Creating Community Fountains by (Re-)Designing the Digital Layer of Way-finding Pillars";
Poster: 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services -- MobileHCI 2017,
- 2017-09-07; in: "Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services",
Way-finding pillars for tourists aid them in navigating an unknown area. The pillars show nearby points of interest, offer information about public transport and provide a scale for the neighbourhood. Through a series of studies with tourists and locals, we establish their different needs. In this space, we developed Mappy, a mobile application which augments and enhances way-finding pillars with an added digital layer. Mappy opens up opportunities for re-appropriation of, and engagement with, the pillars. Seeing the pillars beyond their initial use case by involving a diverse range of people let us develop the digital layer and subsequently overall meaning of way-finding pillars further: as "community fountains" they engage locals and tourists alike and can provoke encounters between them.
Way-finding; Digital Layers; Augmented Reality; Smart City; Urban Spaces; Reappropriation
Project Head Geraldine Fitzpatrick:
ILUM-IKT unterstützte Leitsysteme für urbane Mobilität
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