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Using the physicality of NFC to combat grokking of the check-in mechanic

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Using the physicality of NFC to combat grokking of the check-in mechanic. / Nandwani, Avinash; Coulton, Paul; Edwards, Reuben.

MindTrek '11 Proceedings of the 15th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Envisioning Future Media Environments. New York : ACM, 2011. p. 287-290.

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Nandwani, A, Coulton, P & Edwards, R 2011, Using the physicality of NFC to combat grokking of the check-in mechanic. in MindTrek '11 Proceedings of the 15th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Envisioning Future Media Environments. ACM, New York, pp. 287-290, MindTrek 2011, Tampere, Finland, 28/09/11. https://doi.org/10.1145/2181037.2181087

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Nandwani, A., Coulton, P., & Edwards, R. (2011). Using the physicality of NFC to combat grokking of the check-in mechanic. In MindTrek '11 Proceedings of the 15th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Envisioning Future Media Environments (pp. 287-290). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2181037.2181087

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Nandwani A, Coulton P, Edwards R. Using the physicality of NFC to combat grokking of the check-in mechanic. In MindTrek '11 Proceedings of the 15th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Envisioning Future Media Environments. New York: ACM. 2011. p. 287-290 https://doi.org/10.1145/2181037.2181087

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Nandwani, Avinash ; Coulton, Paul ; Edwards, Reuben. / Using the physicality of NFC to combat grokking of the check-in mechanic. MindTrek '11 Proceedings of the 15th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Envisioning Future Media Environments. New York : ACM, 2011. pp. 287-290

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title = "Using the physicality of NFC to combat grokking of the check-in mechanic",
abstract = "Checking-in to social networks to inform {\textquoteleft}friends{\textquoteright} of a user{\textquoteright}s up-to-date location and activities is becoming part of the information we reveal. However, it is possible for users to {\textquoteleft}cheat{\textquoteright} the system to gain extra points as the granularity of the positioning technologies allows a user to check-in to location they may not actually be physically present within. Whilst such actions may be of little concern to players they are significant to locations using such systems as a means of increasing engagement with customers. In this paper we present a system that prevents such abuse of the check-in mechanic by requiring a user to physically check-in at a location. This system allows location owners to validate location check-ins and provide added value services and an enhanced social experience by directly interacting with those utilizing such services.",
keywords = "NFC, checkins, Physicality, grokking, games, game mechanics",
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