Felines, Foragers, and Physicists: Supporting Scientific Outreach with Multi-Surface and Multi-Space Games
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We describe the design, development, and deployment of two scientific outreach games to support an open house event at an Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) by an 11-member team of academics and practitioners over a one-year period. We overview our collaborative design process, the development of design goals aligned with facilitating scientific outreach during a one-day open house, and report on how successfully our final prototypes achieved those goals. We then reflect on implications for the use of interactive surfaces and spaces as a platform for scientific outreach, and in particular, the effectiveness of large displays as `honey pots', the immaturity of technologies for creating interactive spaces, and extending the reach of outreach activities through technology.
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Victor Cheung, James R. Wallace (2016). Felines, Foragers, and Physicists: Supporting Scientific Outreach with Multi-Surface and Multi-Space Games. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/11052