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Game of drones

Lindley, Joseph and Coulton, Paul (2015) Game of drones. In: CHI PLAY '15 Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play. ACM, New York, pp. 613-618. ISBN 9781450334662

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    Abstract

    In response to the recent European Directive the UK government sanctioned the use of drones by commercial providers subject to pilots holding an approved Drone Pilot Proficiency Certificate (DPPC). As the government anticipated the main use has been in providing services to local authorities that aid in the enforcement of local by-laws. Whilst many commercial providers have followed the traditional path of employing dedicated enforcement officers to pilot the drones, in this paper we present on-going research that ‘gamifies’ the enforcment activities to allow members of the local community to act as enforcement officers. In particular we have worked with retired members of the police and armed services as drone pilots in relation to the enforcement of by-laws relating to parking offences and dog fouling in a small UK city. The initial results indicate that not only does this age group find the game-like activity enjoyable they feel that they are providing an important service to their community.

    Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Design Fiction ; game design ; Privacy ; drones ; playbour
    Subjects:
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
    Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 75187
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Aug 2015 16:27
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 05:49
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/75187

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