Usability Views Article Details
 home | timeline | recent | popular | e-reports | userati | about this site

Hide-and-seek with mobiles (03 May 2004)
Street players are equipped with PDAs to help them look for Uncle Roy, who regularly supplies them with clues about his whereabouts as well as a lot of other messages.

Catherine Williams, development officer for Blast Theory, says the clues can be poetry, lyrical descriptions of parts of the city, historical information or just blunt facts.


Is that Uncle Roy?
Even those who think they know part of a city well can be surprised by what Uncle Roy reveals to them about the play area.

"All the reference points that come through to look out for are things you would not notice walking through that part of the city," says Ms Williams.

Changing the way that people think about a city - which for most people is just a backdrop for their life - is one of the professed aims of Uncle Roy.
Article URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3674365.stm

Read 113 more articles from BBC News sorted by date, popularity, or title.
Next Article: Imaging Pittsburgh: Creating a shared gateway to digital image collections of the Pittsburgh region
This site is a labour of love built by Chris McEvoy