About ARIS

ARIS Express is free of charge Perfect tool for occasional users and beginners in Business Process Management Intuitive user interface − modelers can work productively from the start Models for organizational structures, processes, application systems, data, and more. ARIS Elements is designed to kickstart your first process improvement project. ARIS Advanced is designed for those who have reached a level of maturity that requires customization and advanced user management. With ARIS Enterprise you can establish a full-scale enterprise BPA program using the complete ARIS capabilities stack.

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ARIS works on iOS devices and requires an internet connection to play. ARIS consists of three pieces of software.

  • Client (The iOS App) - to play games and collect data
  • Editor - to make ARIS games.
  • Server - Games live on a database in the cloud. The client and editor read from and write to it.


ARIS is free for all to use. If your project begins to see more than 100 players monthy, or you need help designing or modifying ARIS, Contact us to setup a consultation.


  • Player location (GPS)
  • QR codes
  • Bluetooth beacons (iBeacons)
  • Image Recognition
  • Augmented Reality
  • Navigation of the on-screen map
  • Alphanumeric codes
  • Media collection
  • Social interaction around media collection

Make Games with ARIS

ARIS Allows you to create Mobile Games, Interactive Stories, Scavenger Hunts, Tours and Data Collection Activities

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ARIS Games is open-source under the MIT license and free to use. The MIT License is a permissive free software license.

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Production Team


David Gagnon, Phil Dougherty, Mike Tolly, Chris Holden, Eric Lang, Sarah Gagnon and Jim Mathews have worked formally and informally to bring you the ARIS software.

Special thanks to the following contributors: Kevin Alford, Carl Burnstein, Scott Morison, Julie Sykes, Kurt Squire, Chris Blakesley, Sean Dikkers, John Martin, Kevin Harris.


ARIS wouldn’t exist without the institutional support of the University of Wisconsin as well as from Engage, WID, WCER, Minnesota Historical Society, The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Initiative, the MacArthur Foundation, the Pearson Foundation, CASLS, Chippewa Valley Technical College and many others for years of investment and support.