iSpot Mobile - A Natural History Participatory Science Application

Woods, Will and Scanlon, Eileen (2012). iSpot Mobile - A Natural History Participatory Science Application. In: Proceedings of Mlearn 2012, Helsinki, Finland, Oct 15-16.



This paper reports on the progress that has been made towards the development of a mobile application to enable people to learn more about natural history by helping them to identify observations of nature as part of the iSpot project The paper identifies relevant research in mobile learning within the field of science and the challenges faced when designing and developing a mobile application for participatory science including the user-centred design approach and evaluation process that were adopted for the development. The paper includes lessions learned when adoptingan agile and iterative approach to mobile application development.

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