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Now everything looks like a game : Mobile phones and location-based games.

Polson, Debra & Morgan, Colleen (2007) Now everything looks like a game : Mobile phones and location-based games. In Mobility conference 2007 : the 4th International Conference on Mobile Technology, Applications, and Systems, Mobility 2007, September 10-12, 2007, Singapore.

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Abstract

This paper explores how we may transform peoples’ perceived access to cultural participation by exploiting the possible relationships between place, play and mobile devices. It presents SCOOT; a location-based game in order to investigate how aspects of game-play can be employed to evoke at once playful and culturally meaningful experiences of place. In particular this paper is concerned with how the portable, communicative and social affordances of mobile phones are integral to making a “now everything looks like a game” experience.

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ID Code: 26095
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Location-Based Games, Mobile Games, Role Playing Game, Collaboration, Game Design, Interface Design, Information Communication Technology, Computers and Society, Serious Games
ISBN: 978-1-59593-819-0
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500)
Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Art & Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 ACM
Copyright Statement: "© ACM, 2007. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Mobility conference 2007 : the 4th International Conference on Mobile Technology, Applications, and Systems, Mobility 2007 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1378063.1378190
Deposited On: 06 Jul 2009 09:15
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:53

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