UCD Researchers develop a walking tour App of the events of Easter 1916

A walking tour of significant Dublin locations associated with the Easter Rising curated and developed by a team of researchers from University College Dublin

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Take a walking tour of significant Dublin locations associated with the Easter Rising curated and developed by a team of researchers from University College Dublin. This project contributes to the UCD Decade of Centenaries programme through the design of an augmented reality (AR) mobile app. Easy to download for android and from the App Store, it will take you on a poignant journey through the streets of Dublin City relating the events of Easter 1916.

The research team behind this app aim to explore the convergence of human–computer interaction (HCI), digital curation and preservation in the field of cultural heritage tourism technology as well as understanding how this technology impacts on the tourist/user experience. The research will provide an app available for the Centenary as well as learning experiences for postgraduate students, with HCI and digital curation students working together on app content development and evaluation.

 

Download the FREE Walk1916 APP at Google Play/App Store to start your mobile walking tour App of The 1916 Rising.

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Research participants needed - Recieve €20 for taking part!

We’re looking for research participants to use the app and take the tour.  The tour and interview questions are estimated to take 1.5 hours.  As an incentive, participants will receive €20.  There are no costs other than time associated with this participation, as the app is free to download.  Participants must have an Android or iOS phone to use during the tour and must be able to walk at a comfortable pace around Dublin City Centre for at least 1.5 hours.

If you’re interested in participating in the research, please contact walk1916app@gmail.com

 

Dr Amber L Cushing

Lecturer, UCD School of Information and Communication Studies

ABOUT:
Amber is a lecturer at the UCD School of Information and Communication Studies.  She holds a PhD in Information Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MLIS from Simmons Graduate School of Information and Library Science and a BA in History from Mount Holyoke College.  Her research interests include digital curation, personal information management and the influence of technology on the development of cultural heritage.

Dr Benjamin R Cowan

Lecturer, UCD School of Information and Communication Studies

ABOUT:
Benjamin is a lecturer at the UCD School of Information & Communication Studies.  He completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology & Business Studies (2006) as well as his PhD in Usability Engineering (2011) at the University of Edinburgh. His research lies at the juncture between psychology, human-computer interaction and communication systems in investigating how design impacts aspects of user behaviour in social, collaborative and communicative technology interactions.

Benjamin Cowen and Amber Cushing, Lecturers at School of Information & Communication Studies.