Ben Clayton

Ben Clayton
Researcher, HP Labs Europe

Ben Clayton works is a researcher for Hewlett-Packard Labs Europe which is based in Bristol, UK. He is part of a group which is looking into a form of location-based services which they call Mediascapes – a digital experience that overlays a virtual world over the physical landscape. Ben’s particular research focus has been to see how the process of authoring mediascape experiences can be simplified so that people from non-technical backgrounds can partake in this exciting new medium. Ben has been involved in a number of public research trials using mediascape technology for tour guides, gaming, entertainment & education.


Location: Salon C-D Level: Intermediate
Patrick Goddi (Hewlett-Packard), Kurt MacDonald (HP), Ben Clayton (HP Labs Europe)
Kids play and modify location-based games all the time: tag, hide & seek, king of the hill, etc. These physical games are simple, social, and integrated with the environment. This tutorial is a walkthrough of rapid game development in which a familiar game is adapted into a GPS game. With just a GPS-enabled mobile device and a little creativity, everyone can build a quick, fun location-based game. Read more.
  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • ESRI
  • Nokia
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Earthscape
  • LightPole
  • MapJack
  • MapQuest
  • MetaCarta
  • Microsoft
  • Poly9
  • Skyhook Wireless
  • TeleAtlas
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zvents
  • BNet

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