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Gaming for research

On Open Day at the University of Melbourne, 20 August 2017, spatial information researchers had set up a location-based game for all visitors. This game, a sort of scavenger hunt, asks people to find a marked location on campus, and provide a place description good enough to be found by their friends or family members. The collected place descriptions help the researchers create navigation systems that communicate like people do. While the participants on Open Day were awarded with attractive prizes, the game continues to be available at https://placegame.eng.unimelb.edu.au/, so feel free to participate in a volunteering spirit! It is currently set up to be played on the Parkville campus.

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