This week I visited Linköping University where I was invited by the Interaction and Service Design Research Group to give a talk on my research. It was a really interesting visit as I had not been at Linköping University before and I got a chance to take a tour of the campus (and admire some interesting architecture!) and to meet folks in the Department of Computer and Information Science. Stefan Holmlid and Mattias Arvola of IxS gave me an excellent overview of their current projects. In particular, I was really intrigued by Mattias and his students’ work on mobile augmented reality which has been applied and tested in various settings, including heritage (their recent mobile augmented reality guide for Astrid Lindgren’s Birthplace park is lovely!). They have developed their own mobile AR platform which blends in various media, making designing mobile guides much more flexible. More info on current projects can be found here.
Personally, I received some very sharp questions from the audience at my talk on place experience around “Reminisce” at Bunratty Folk Park: food for thought! Now, more papers to write 🙂