Yasmine’s Adventures: An Interactive Urban Experience Exploring the Sociocultural Potential of Digital Entertainment

  • Valentina NisiEmail author
  • Mara Dionisio
  • Julian Hanna
  • Luis Ferreira
  • Nuno Nunes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9353)


Urban computing systems impact quality of life in densely populated areas. With the widespread availability of wireless networks and portable devices, urban areas are fast becoming a hybrid of the physical environment and the digital datasphere. This paper describes Yasmine’s Adventures, a location aware storytelling platform that leverages on urban computing strategies to create an interactive walk through the Mehringplatz area, surrounding the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Yasmine’s Adventures (YA) is a mobile application that delivers a sequence of animations clips tailored specifically to the Mehringplatz neighbourhood. The story follows an adventurous local girl as she walks home alone, visiting local landmarks. Yasmine’s perceptions of the landmarks, identified by community members in an earlier workshop, reflect the real concerns of the community. This interactive experience was created to engage visitors of the Jewish Museum to explore the relatively neglected streets of the area in which the museum is situated.


Mobile socially driven entertainment Interactive narrative Digital storytelling Location aware virtual reality Urban computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valentina Nisi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mara Dionisio
    • 1
  • Julian Hanna
    • 1
  • Luis Ferreira
    • 1
  • Nuno Nunes
    • 1
  1. 1.Madeira-ITIUniversity of MadeiraFunchalPortugal

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