indagator


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indagator

(ˈɪndəˌɡeɪtə)
n
an investigator
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The first is to extend current research in mobile content sharing games through the design and implementation of Indagator (a Latin word for explorer).
Section 3 introduces Indagator and highlights its key content sharing and gaming features.
Indagator is an application that combines gaming elements into mobile content sharing activities.
At its core, Indagator is a mobile content-sharing application.
As described earlier, Indagator gameplay is inspired by tales of explorers who navigate unchartered territory in their quest for fame, fortune and adventure.
Put differently, Indagator may be compared with pervasive, multiplayer games, but unlike these, there are no designated objectives.
The design decisions incorporated into Indagator are primarily focused on motivating users to create and share content.
Indagator introduces an additional impetus for content sharing through the use of gameplay.
In Indagator, we adopt the view that content sharing implicitly supports communities of players, and this was a design decision modeled after other user-generated content environments such as blogs, wikis, and social tagging applications in which likeminded users come together to collaboratively create, share and seek information [21].
An evaluation of Indagator was conducted with two primary goals.
The purpose was to keep the number of participants per session low to allow for greater interaction with the Indagator software as well as with the researchers conducting the study.
Following this, participants were given a set of tasks that covered the major features of Indagator including exploring and creating annotations as well as setting and engaging encounters.