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    Espy is a dynamic and interactive wayfinding experience for ImagineRIT. Through a mobile app that people download, Espy tracks the attendee's loc… Read More
    Espy is a dynamic and interactive wayfinding experience for ImagineRIT. Through a mobile app that people download, Espy tracks the attendee's location in order to learn about their interests as they move around the festival and attend different events. The Espy mobile app then gives attendees recommendations for events to visit based on their interests. At our exhibit, attendees can further explore the festival through an interactive map display. Read Less
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Espy is a dynamic and interactive wayfinding experience for ImagineRIT. We are designing a mobile application that conference attendees can download and use to guide their experience at the festival. We will track the location of mobile app users through a combination of GPS and Bluetooth signals from Estimote iBeacons placed throughout several buildings on campus. By tracking user locations throughout the festival, Espy can learn about the user's interests as they visit and spend time at different exhibits at ImagineRIT. We've constructing an algorithm that will determine what other exhibits they will be interested in based on how long they spend at similar exhibits, what exhibits they rate highly, and what interests they give us during the onboarding process. Then, Espy can give the festival attendee personalized recommendations for other exhibits that they'll like to visit.
At our exhibit, attendees can further explore the festival through an interactive map display. We are using an interactive touch screen help festival attendees directly interact with the map and their festival interests. Using our graphic user interface, they can explore ImagineRIT exhibits based on geographic location or interest categories, and they can also get precise navigation  directions to exhibits that they want to visit.