Exploring children's everyday journeys with user-generated AR

Cash, Will, Howland, Kate, Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina and Samaroudi, Myrsini (2020) Exploring children's everyday journeys with user-generated AR. Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC ’20)., Online, 17-24 June 2020. Published in: IDC '20: Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference: Extended Abstracts. 308-313. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, United States. ISBN 9781450380201

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This paper describes the design of a tool to allow children to create their own Augmented Reality (AR) content as part of creative engagement with their local environment. We are exploring AR Maps (physical maps with augmented digital content) as a way of documenting children's experiences of their local area and encouraging their understanding and appreciation of objects and sites in their communities. We have piloted the approach with children in a local primary school, with positive feedback. However, children were not able to create the AR content themselves, and their physical artwork had to be scanned by researchers. In this paper we give an overview of the design context and describe the design and implementation of a tool to allow children to create their own 3D models for the AR environment by digitising their own artwork.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth
Creative Technology
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA0076 Computer software
Depositing User: Kate Howland
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2021 09:55
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2021 09:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/96487

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Place-based narratives: supporting creative re-use of digital cultural assets to tell local storiesUnsetUNIVERSITY OF SUSSEXUnset