Social Mixing Through AR (blog post)

Most of the cities that incorporated Pokémon GO hoped for social interaction in public space. Did their social mixing work? Below, report co-author Aubrey Hill outlines a few of the opportunities for social mixing we observed in our research. Philly punks help visiting father and son   After the opening ceremony at the Philadelphia Free […]

Physical Interventions to Remix Pokémon GO

There are many ways to bring the flavor of Pokémon GO from screen into an event. Below, report co-author Aubrey Hill outlines some of the most interesting for physical space — plus a few design observations. Sidewalk Stencils and Chalk (e.g., in Akron and Philly) What they did: Event organizers provided space and materials for […]

Open Streets Festivals Tap Into Pokémon GO

Colorful chalk drawings, hundreds of people dressed in costume, miles of open space for biking, walking, and catching Pokémon… This is just a glimpse into what happens when a city combines an Open Streets festival with Pokémon GO. In 2017, three experiments took place through a partnership between the Knight Foundation and Niantic — in […]