Developing a context-aware electronic tourist guide: some issues and experiences

Cheverst, Keith and Davies, Nigel and Mitchell, Keith and Friday, Adrian and Efstratiou, Christos (2000) Developing a context-aware electronic tourist guide: some issues and experiences. In: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. CHI '00 . ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 17-24. ISBN 1-58113-216-6

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In this paper, we describe our experiences of developing and evaluating GUIDE, an intelligent electronic tourist guide. The GUIDE system has been built to overcome many of the limitations of the traditional information and navigation tools available to city visitors. For example, group-based tours are inherently inflexible with fixed starting times and fixed durations and (like most guidebooks) are constrained by the need to satisfy the interests of the majority rather than the specific interests of individuals. Following a period of requirements capture, involving experts in the field of tourism, we developed and installed a system for use by visitors to Lancaster. The system combines mobile computing technologies with a wireless infrastructure to present city visitors with information tailored to both their personal and environmental contexts. In this paper we present an evaluation of GUIDE, focusing on the quality of the visitor's experience when using the system.

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