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Avebury Portal – A Location-Based Augmented Reality Treasure Hunt for Archaeological Sites.

Shakouri, F. and Tian, F., 2018. Avebury Portal – A Location-Based Augmented Reality Treasure Hunt for Archaeological Sites. In: International Conference on E-learning & Games (Edutainment 2018), 28--30 June 2018, Xi'An, China.

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Many archaeological sites are less popular by visits amongst the younger group and overall less popular than majority of other heritage sites. They are often not enhanced by supporting medium like in museums or historic buildings. Many augmented reality (AR) systems have been developed for archaeological sites and proved to benefit user engagement. However, most result in superimposing a virtual reconstruction of the site for users to passively observe and lack exploration of other methods for designing an interactive engaging experience. In this paper, we demonstrate the development of a location-based treasure hunt AR app, Avebury Portal, for the heritage site; Avebury in England. Avebury Portal uses puzzles with the environment to give clues, and a narrative that responds to the user’s location. We developed Avebury Portal with Unity Engine and Vuforia to demonstrate the effectiveness of using AR to enhance visitors’ experiences on learning.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Location-based AR; Archaeological Heritage Site; Interactive Learning; Multimodal Interface; Locative Narrative
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:31147
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:22 Aug 2018 14:48
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:12


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