Carolina Islas Sedano, Mikko Vinni
Our planet is varied and home to a multitude of different forests, deserts, and urban and agricultural surroundings. Consequently, individuals require more than just information to gain knowledge about their environs. The ongoing process of climate change urges us to ponder how we can access local knowledge whilst simultaneously celebrating the uniqueness of a particular location through the use of tools that support us to gain awareness about the milieu while we are in it. In collaboration with local partners, Ubium aims to build contextual applications that encourage end users to play, learn, and act in their current space while gaining environmental awareness and knowledge of specific topics. Ubium helps to create enjoyable experiences in people’s surroundings by combining global positioning data with contextual information, along with environmental sensors and different socio-cultural elements.