Mobile gaming research at the University of Zurich
My research focus lies on the design, implementation and evaluation of mobile applications, especially in mobile learning games. This includes the interface design, the usage of positioning systems and other context awareness systems for mobile devices but also the evaluation of usage and user adoption of such systems. I’m as much interested in the technical application and its architecture as in the social aspect of mobile systems. Currently I’m focusing on the question how to design a mobile game to improve learning effects for people who are visiting unknown and potentially complex locations such as a university campus, a museum or a whole city.
My research focus lies on the design, implementation and evaluation of mobile applications. This comprises: Designing and implementing mobile learning games / Usage of positioning and other context awareness systems / Evaluation in field experiments
This is really close to what we do here; it's good to know what they're doing up there in Zurich. A good resoruce about their work is certainly: Schwabe, G., Göth, C. (2005): "Mobile Learning with a Mobile Game: Design and Motivational Effects", Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Vol. 21, 2005, 204-216. Fabien's note about it are relevant.