Andrew Peter Macvean

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This paper focuses on the importance of evaluating educational technology for young people aged 10-18 in naturalistic classroom contexts. We present the Train the Teacher Model (TTM) which formalizes a model for IDC researchers to use when deploying and validating an educational system. Our key findings indicate the need to work in partnership with(More)
Effective exergames should increase the proportion of time users regularly spend in moderate to vigorous physical activity. There are currently few studies of exergame systems which evaluate the impact on physical activity over time. Those which do, show increases in light intensity exercise which although valuable, do not increase the proportion of(More)
Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) are interactive narrative experiences that engage the player by layering a fictional world over the real world. Mobile ARG stories are often geo-specific, requiring players to visit specific locations in the world. Consequently, mobile ARGs are played infrequently and only by those who live within proximity of the locations(More)
Exergames, games that encourage and facilitate physical exercise, are growing in popularity thanks to progressions in ubiquitous technologies. While initial findings have confirmed the potential of such games, little research has been done on systems which target the needs of adolescent children. In this paper we introduce iFitQuest, a mobile location-aware(More)
Alternate Reality Games layer a fictional world over the real world in order to provide players with a location-based interactive narrative experience. Building off previous work on game flow and enjoyment metrics in games, we present a metric based on the key elements that empirical studies suggest make for enjoyable ARG gameplay. We empirically validate(More)
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