Public engagement with biomedical research through location-sensitive technology

dc.contributor.authorNaylor, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Kristine
dc.contributor.authorGray, Kathleen
dc.contributor.authorWadley, Greg
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-15T12:02:37Z
dc.date.available2017-04-15T12:02:37Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.description.abstractAugmented reality was used as an innovative way to engage the general public with biomedical and healthcare research information. Six research institutes in Melbourne's Parkville precinct were augmented with web-based information, and volunteers tested the usability of both this content and the augmented reality browser. Participants' feedback concerning the usefulness of the biomedical and healthcare information was very positive
dc.description.abstractover 75% of participants described the application favourably. Participants expressed a range of preferences regarding the types of information presented and its structure. Several participants felt they had learned something new from the application, and commented positively on the locative and mobile context of the technology. A challenge for science communicators is to provide user-friendly, accessible technologies that provide information of a suitable complexity and allow users to access that information according to their personal preferences. User feedback indicated that the application described in this study generally met these requirements, and shows that smart phone based AR has potential for use in science communication and public engagement with science.
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/2103354.2103379
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringer, London
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Communities and Technologies - C&T '11
dc.relation.ispartofseriesC&T
dc.subjectAugmented reality
dc.subjectLocative media
dc.subjectScientific communication
dc.titlePublic engagement with biomedical research through location-sensitive technology
dc.typeText
gi.citation.endPage193
gi.citation.startPage186
gi.conference.date29 June – 2 July 2011
gi.conference.locationThe Edge, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
gi.conference.sessiontitleFull Papers

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