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Contribution of gamification in the smartphone applications development for geotourism

Research fields Science of Geographic Information
Geoheritage and landscape
Thematic mapping
Geographic information systems
Geomorphological landscapes and geo-tourism
Keywords Visualisation
GIS
Geotourism
Cartography
Geoheritage
Geosite
Landscape
Tourism
Gamification
Communication
Popularization
Smartphone
Funding Etat de Vaud
Duration March 2013 - March 2018
Website
Researchers Grangier Lucien (PhD student) [web] [email]
Kaiser Christian (Thesis supervisor) [web] [email]
Kanevski Mikhail (Thesis rapporteur) [email]

The purpose of this research is to assess the effects of gamification - the use of game elements in a serious context - on the interest and ability to learn of users of smartphone applications guide in a context of geotourism and cultural tourism.