From deciding on routes to work, to outdoor activities such as hiking and travelling, we are all constantly immersed in diverse physical spaces, both bodily and cognitively. In most of our daily practices, these decisions are made collaboratively. Spatial collaboration describes the combined work of multiple participants to solve problems involving physical space, and is a critical component of citizen science.
Gamification and GI science can strongly enhance spatial collaboration. The 2014 summer school at the Institute for Geoinformatics aims to provide insights into a combination of spatial collaboration, gamification and GI science. The 6-day event will focus on addressing two specific questions: How can gamification improve GI technology for spatial collaboration; and what are the opportunities offered by gamification to enhance collaborative data acquisition and the gathering of feedback? Courses will be conducted by international experts, and participants with different perspectives on spatial collaboration, thereby providing a variety of stimulating and interactive learning experiences.
The registration is open until 22 April 2014.