Enhancing Motivation in a Mobile Participatory Sensing Project through Gaming

  title={Enhancing Motivation in a Mobile Participatory Sensing Project through Gaming},
  author={Kyungsik Han and Eric A. Graham and Dylan Vassallo and Deborah Estrin},
  journal={2011 IEEE Third Int'l Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust and 2011 IEEE Third Int'l Conference on Social Computing},
Bud Burst Mobile is a smart phone application for an environmental Participatory Sensing project that focuses on observing plants and collecting plant life stage data. The app was initially designed for record-keeping and motivation to participate in this project has been based on improving scientific knowledge. To test other methods for motivating data collection and increasing user retention, we added an outdoor game activity, similar to geocaching, called flora caching. Players gain points… CONTINUE READING
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