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The Finnish you – An interactive storytelling application for an airport environment

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoMindtrek 2018 - Proceedings of the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference
KustantajaACM
Sivut182-191
Sivumäärä10
ISBN (elektroninen)9781450365895
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 10 lokakuuta 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaInternational Academic Mindtrek Conference - Tampere, Suomi
Kesto: 10 lokakuuta 201811 lokakuuta 2018

Conference

ConferenceInternational Academic Mindtrek Conference
MaaSuomi
KaupunkiTampere
Ajanjakso10/10/1811/10/18

Tiivistelmä

Traveling should be full of excitement and new experiences. However, a chaotic airport environment and constant waiting often halt these pleasurable feelings. Although passengers can spend their time shopping, they are unlikely to connect personally to the products. Furthermore, airport services seldom highlight the local culture that passengers miss by being confined to the airport. To address these shortcomings, we present a mobile web-application, called “The Finnish You”. Utilizing the elements of interactive storytelling and gamification, the application guides users through shops and brands in the airport while teaching about the local culture in a personalized way. The application was tested in a user study with nine participants in a controlled office environment and was seen as a satisfactory way to spend time waiting in the airport. Our findings show how a personalized storytelling approach may convert ordinary shopping activity into a culture-learning adventure. We further suggest implications for the design of storytelling applications regarding the airport context of use.