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Applied Psychology Students showcase "Explorawalk" at CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Three IADT Students from the Honours Degree programme in Applied Psychology (DL141) have been selected to showcase their solution "Explorawalk" at the CHI 2010 conference.
Emmanuelle Bunn, Louise Macaulay and Siobhan Kavanagh are the three talented IADT students who are showcasing their mobile phone application.
The annual CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the leading international forum for the exchange of ideas and information about human-computer interaction (HCI). CHI 2010 is a showcase for the technologies, designs and ideas in this field. http://www.chi2010.org/.
CHI 2010 will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, home of the 1996 Summer Olympics. The annual Student Design Competition challenged students for 2010 is to design an object, interface, system, or service intended to encourage people to take a walk. The competition consists of three stages, an abstract, a poster and a presentation.
Explorawalk is a GPS based mobile phone application aimed at encouraging families to walk together. Explorawalk consists of three main functions: GPS walking trails within the families’ local woodland area, a nature ‘treasure’ trail to entertain the children and a flora identification key to encourage learning for both the parents and children. It may also be used to encourage families to spend more quality time together whilst working on team based activities (the ‘treasure trails’).
Explorawalk provides fun, outdoor, family entertainment, which is not only educational, but promotes a healthy lifestyle and benefits the environment.
All at IADT wish Emmanuelle, Louise and Siobhan the best of luck at this event.