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SMART: design and evaluation of a collaborative museum visiting application


Huang, W and Kaminski, B and Luo, J and Huang, X and Li, J and Ross, A and Wright, J and An, DH, SMART: design and evaluation of a collaborative museum visiting application, Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference, CDVE 2015 - Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering 12th International Conference, 20-23 September 2015, Mallorca, Spain, pp. 57-64. ISBN 978-3-319-24131-9 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24132-6_7


Many systems and applications have been developed to help visitors get around the museum and interact with the items on exhibition. However, most of the existing systems are developed to serve as a virtual tour guide and/or provide additional digital information using Augmented Reality techniques. Little attention has been paid to enabling visitors to interact with each other and share their experience with outsiders. In this paper, we describe the design and evaluation of a prototype of a museum touring application called SMART. This system was designed to explore how mobile devices can be used to connect museum visitors and their friends. It is intended to be a smart and novel mobile application that enables groups of museum visitors to select tours by their preferences, display relevant information about their tour and objects, provide interactive activities for tourists and let them mark their favourite exhibits. It also aims to streamline traditional museum tours by providing more interesting, more meaningful and more interactive parts to the tour.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:interaction design, museum, collaborative design, evaluation, user experience, mobile collaboration, online interaction
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Huang, W (Dr Tony Huang)
UTAS Author:Kaminski, B (Miss Bridgette Kaminski)
UTAS Author:Li, J (Mr Jingwei Li)
UTAS Author:Ross, A (Mr Aaron Ross)
UTAS Author:Wright, J (Mr Jason Wright)
UTAS Author:An, DH (Mr Do An)
ID Code:104260
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2015-11-05
Last Modified:2018-01-16
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