Situating approaches to interactive museum guides

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Wakkary, Ron; Muise, Kevin; Tanenbaum, Karen; Hatala, Marek, & Kornfeld, Leora. (2008). Situating approaches to interactive museum guides. Museum Management and Curatorship, 23(4), 367-383. doi:10.1080/09647770802517423

Date created: 
2008
Keywords: 
Museum guides
Adaptive museum guides
Tangible user interfaces
Museum user models
Group interaction
Visitor experience
Digital heritage
Abstract: 

This paper examines the current state of museum guide technologies and applications in order to develop an analytical foundation for future research on an adaptive museum guide for families. The analysis focuses on three critical areas of interest in considering group and social interaction in museums: tangibility  the role of tangible user interfaces; interaction  visit types and visit flows; and adaptivity  user modeling approaches. It concludes with a discussion of four interrelated trajectories for interactive museum guide research including embodied interaction, gameplay, transparent and opaque interaction and the role of personal digital assistants.

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English
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Article
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