MarkIt: Community play and computation to generate rich location descriptions through a mobile phone game

Ketan Patel, Mohamed Ismail, Sara Motahari, David J. Rosenbaum, Stephen T. Ricken, Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Richard P. Schuler, Quentin Jones

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

The capture and description of the numerous 'places' found in urban environments could enable the deployment of seamless mobile and location-aware social navigation tools. Unfortunately, we are limited in our approaches to systematically capture place data at the requisite level of granularity or how to obtain labeling consensus. We explored this issue through 'research through design', developing and deploying the MarkIt mobile phone game, which aimed to engage a community of users in place description. In this paper, we present our design rationale and the game's design. We then highlight how key innovations instantiated in MarkIt resulted in rapid data generation of both images and location related labels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2010
Event43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43 - Koloa, Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2010Jan 8 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa, Kauai, HI
Period1/5/101/8/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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