Woody: a location-based smartphone game to increase children's outdoor activities in urban environments


This work describes the design of a smartphone-based game that aims to increase children’s outdoor activity through location-based interactions. In the game, players have to physically go outside, find real trees, and interact with them using their smartphones in order to keep the game’s character (a timber worm) alive. First evaluation results show that children enjoyed playing and increased their outdoor activity.

Poster: 14th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2015), Linz; 11-30-2015 - 12-02-2015; in: “Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia”, ACM, New York, NY, USA, (2015), ISBN: 978-1-4503-3605-5; 368 - 372
Thomas Grechenig
Thomas Grechenig
Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.