Building interactive experiences block by block

Rossana Santos, Nuno Correia

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This paper proposes a system, created with the goal of simplifying the design and development of interactive experiences to help explore a space. It has four components: XploreDescription, XploreBuilder, urSpace and an infrastructure. The XploreDescription, is a language grammar to describe interactive experiences with interactions based on gestures and user's actions. The XploreBuilder is a visual tool used to design interactive experiences by assembling building blocks. urSpace creates interactive experiences and is built on top of an infrastructure that uses existing video camera and wireless networks to provide means to support interactive experiences using mobile devices. Description files of the space and interactive experience generated by XploreBuilder are parsed by urSpace, that creates the interactive experience application. This application can be immediately accessed using the user's mobile device. Interactive experiences based on interaction with the space like mobile augmented reality games can be created quickly and with little or no experience of programming.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMUM 2015 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450336055
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2015
Event14th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2015 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 30 Nov 20152 Dec 2015


Conference14th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2015


  • Augmented reality
  • Domain specific languages
  • Game development tools
  • Gaming
  • Mobile applications
  • Space exploration


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