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Development of interactive entertainment system for Din Tur buses: Håll Platsen
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information and Communication systems.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Public transport organizations, such as Din Tur, require affordable modern solutions to improve their public image and passenger satisfaction. An easy way to create positive associations in people is to provide either useful services or, preferably, entertainment. This report covers the design, development and evaluation of an entertainment system – consisting of a smartphone game, a cloud-hosted backend, and a supporting on-bus hardware system – with the objective of making Din Tur's bus service seem more modern and appealing. The smartphone game, “Håll Platsen”, is developed in Unity game engine, focuses on providing brief entertainment during bus commutes, and incorporates gamification design elements. The Python-based back-end resides in Google's App Engine and Datastore platforms, and provides a unified virtual game environment enabling player cooperation and competition. The prototype on-bus hardware system uses the Raspberry Pi as a Light-Emitting Diode control system to supply real-world feedback of the game's virtual environment. The systems incorporate real-world busstop positioning, player location, online mapping services, team location-control mechanics, reflex-based minigames, player progression mechanics, and mobile-focused design. The resulting system can be useful in estimating public response to non-standard “smart” promotion methods, the use of games to improve everyday routines (i.e. commuting), and serve as a basis for further research in human & smart-technology interaction.

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Public transport, mobile games, game development, Unity, Din Tur, entertainment systems
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Computer Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-25168OAI: diva2:821482
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International Master's Programme in Computer Engineering TDAAA 120 higher education credits
2015-06-08, L312, Holmgatan 10, Sundsvall, 08:30 (English)
Available from: 2015-06-17 Created: 2015-06-15 Last updated: 2015-06-17Bibliographically approved

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