Exploring children's everyday journeys with user-generated AR

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Abstract

This paper describes the design of a tool to allow children to create their own Augmented Reality (AR) content as part of creative engagement with their local environment. We are exploring AR Maps (physical maps with augmented digital content) as a way of documenting children's experiences of their local area and encouraging their understanding and appreciation of objects and sites in their communities. We have piloted the approach with children in a local primary school, with positive feedback. However, children were not able to create the AR content themselves, and their physical artwork had to be scanned by researchers. In this paper we give an overview of the design context and describe the design and implementation of a tool to allow children to create their own 3D models for the AR environment by digitising their own artwork.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDC '20
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages308-313
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380201
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • user-generated content
  • digital narratives
  • Children

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    Cash, W., Howland, K., Rodriguez Echavarria, K., & Samaroudi, M. (2020). Exploring children's everyday journeys with user-generated AR. In IDC '20: Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference (pp. 308-313). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3397617.3397847