Mobile Agents for Mobile Tourists: A User Evaluation of Gulliver's Genie

O'Grady, M. and O'Hare, G.M.P. and Sas, Corina (2005) Mobile Agents for Mobile Tourists: A User Evaluation of Gulliver's Genie. Interacting with Computers, 17 (4). pp. 342-366. ISSN 1873-7951

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How mobile computing applications and services may be best designed, implemented and deployed remains the subject of much research. One alternative approach to developing software for mobile users that is receiving increasing attention from the research community is that of one based on intelligent agents. Recent advances in mobile computing technology have made such an approach feasible. We present an overview of the design and implementation of an archetypical mobile computing application, namely that of an electronic tourist guide. This guide is unique in that it comprises a suite of intelligent agents that conform to the strong intentional stance. However, the focus of this paper is primarily concerned with the results of detailed user evaluations conducted on this system. Within the literature, comprehensive evaluations of mobile context-sensitive systems are sparse and therefore, this paper seeks, in part, to address this deficiency.

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Interacting with Computers
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