Supporting Zoo Visitors’ Scientific Observations with a Mobile Guide

Yui Tanaka, Ryohei Egusa, Etsuji Yamaguchi, Shigenori Inagaki, Fusako Kusunoki, Hideto Okuyama, Tomoyuki Nogami

Abstract

This study proposes an observation guide to support zoo visitors’ scientific observation of animals in motion by providing viewpoints through animations. One of the difficulties that visitors experience when observing animals is that they do not sufficiently understand the functions and behavior of the body parts of the animal they are seeing. The guide aims to enhance visitors’ understanding by resolving this issue through the use of animations of the functions and behaviors of parts of animals’ bodies. To evaluate the guide, we had kindergarteners and elementary school students use its contents on seals while observing their hind flippers, noses, and claws at the Asahiyama Zoo. Our finding was that the guide was an effective means to enhance the children’s understanding of the functions and behaviors of these parts of the body.

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in Harvard Style

Tanaka Y., Egusa R., Yamaguchi E., Inagaki S., Kusunoki F., Okuyama H. and Nogami T. (2016). Supporting Zoo Visitors’ Scientific Observations with a Mobile Guide . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-179-3, pages 353-358. DOI: 10.5220/0005904803530358


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu16,
author={Yui Tanaka and Ryohei Egusa and Etsuji Yamaguchi and Shigenori Inagaki and Fusako Kusunoki and Hideto Okuyama and Tomoyuki Nogami},
title={Supporting Zoo Visitors’ Scientific Observations with a Mobile Guide},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2016},
pages={353-358},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005904803530358},
isbn={978-989-758-179-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Supporting Zoo Visitors’ Scientific Observations with a Mobile Guide
SN - 978-989-758-179-3
AU - Tanaka Y.
AU - Egusa R.
AU - Yamaguchi E.
AU - Inagaki S.
AU - Kusunoki F.
AU - Okuyama H.
AU - Nogami T.
PY - 2016
SP - 353
EP - 358
DO - 10.5220/0005904803530358