University of Oulu

Paula Alavesa, Minna Pakanen, Arttu Niemelä, Weiping Huang, Satu Väinämö, Lotta Haukipuro, Leena Arhippainen, and Timo Ojala. 2018. Mobile Augmented Reality Client as a UX Method for Living Lab’s User Involvement Tool. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference (Mindtrek '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 135-142. DOI:

Mobile augmented reality client as a UX method for living lab’s user involvement tool

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Author: Alavesa, Paula1; Pakanen, Minna1,2; Niemelä, Arttu3;
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu
2INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu
3Trä Group Oy, 00160 Helsinki, Finland
4Centre for health and technology, University of Oulu
5GenZ project, University of Oulu Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-02-19


This paper introduces an augmented reality application, AR PATIO, which was developed for an existing user involvement tool that is a part of a living lab. Augmented reality contents can be projected on-site to visualize change in a comprehensible and visual way. The aim of our application is to provide new methods for involving citizens in the innovation, co-creation, and evaluation of services and products in a living lab context. Our solution gives users the possibility to express their reactions by leaving location-based comments and feedback when using augmented reality. AR PATIO was evaluated as a part of a bigger user-experience study in which virtual reality and mobile clients were also tested. However, in this paper, we focus on the results from an AR use case. According to our UX study with 14 participants, AR PATIO created a positive experience. It was regarded as empowering, playful, innovative, and useful.

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ISBN Print: 978-1-4503-6589-5
Pages: 135 - 142
DOI: 10.1145/3275116.3275147
Host publication: Proceeding Mindtrek '18 Proceedings of the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference
Conference: International Academic Mindtrek Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: We offer warm thanks to all participants for providing valuable feedback. This work has been supported by the Open Innovation Platforms spearhead project (A70202) and the Open City Model as Open Innovation Platform project (A71143), which are funded by the ERDF and the City of Oulu under the Six City Strategy program, and the COMBAT project (293389), funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 293389
Detailed Information: 293389 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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