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Placing Location-Based Narratives in Context Through a Narrator and Visual Markers

Nisi, V; Costanza, E; Dionisio, M; (2017) Placing Location-Based Narratives in Context Through a Narrator and Visual Markers. Interacting with Computers , 29 (3) pp. 287-305. 10.1093/iwc/iww020. Green open access

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Abstract

Location-based services, narratives and interactive experiences have a substantial tradition in human–computer interaction. Building on this background, we report the iterative design process, prototyping and evaluation of Seven Stories, a location-based narrative experience. The design includes two novel features that aim to link the user experience more closely to its physical context: visual markers scanning and a narrator. We have evaluated Seven Stories with two studies. Study 1, with 12 participants, was conducted using qualitative methods to assess the overall user experience. Study 2, with 21 participants, was conducted using quantitative methods, to evaluate the role of the markers and narrator as specific design features. Our contribution is to illustrate, through both qualitative and quantitative findings, how these two novel features influence the user experience, and what implications they have for design.

Type: Article
Title: Placing Location-Based Narratives in Context Through a Narrator and Visual Markers
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/iwc/iww020
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1093/iwc/iww020
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Location-based media, interactive narrative, GPS, visual markers, qualitative studies, cultural heritage
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > UCL Interaction Centre
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1526465
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