DataPet: designing a participatory sensing data game for children

Dickinson, Andrew Scott orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7228-5178, Lochrie, Mark orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7909-8455 and Egglestone, Paul (2015) DataPet: designing a participatory sensing data game for children. In: British HCI Conference, 13th-17th July 2015, Lincoln, England.

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A better understanding of our environment is vital if we are to make informed decisions about a diverse range of issues from transport to energy security. But at a local level, good quality data that could help inform and engage communities is in short supply. The primary sources project adopts concepts of participatory sensing to inform the development of a mobile based digital pet game for environmental data collection. This paper describes the initial participatory workshop leading to the design of a digital pet game, aimed primarily at children, that aims to explore the connection between open data collection and increasing community engagement.

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