Lessons from Touring a Location-Based Experience

  • Leif Oppermann
  • Martin Flintham
  • Stuart Reeves
  • Steve Benford
  • Chris Greenhalgh
  • Joe Marshall
  • Matt Adams
  • Ju Row Farr
  • Nick Tandavanitj
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6696)


Touring location-based experiences is challenging as both content and underlying location-services must be adapted to each new setting. A study of a touring performance called Rider Spoke as it visited three different cities reveals how professional artists developed a novel approach to these challenges in which users drove the co-evolution of content and the underlying location-service as they explored each new city. We show how the artists iteratively developed filtering, survey, visualization and simulation tools and processes to enable them to tune the experience to the local characteristics of each city. Our study reveals how by paying attention to both content and infrastructure issues in tandem the artists were able to create a powerful user experience that has since toured to many different cities.


Location-based performance cycling adaptation Wi-Fi fingerprinting seams user generated content 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leif Oppermann
    • 1
  • Martin Flintham
    • 1
  • Stuart Reeves
    • 1
  • Steve Benford
    • 1
  • Chris Greenhalgh
    • 1
  • Joe Marshall
    • 1
  • Matt Adams
    • 2
  • Ju Row Farr
    • 2
  • Nick Tandavanitj
    • 2
  1. 1.Mixed Reality LabUniversity of NottinghamUK
  2. 2.Blast TheoryPortsladeUK

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