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Explorer - Mobile Navigation and Interpretation at the American Museum of Natural History

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wayfinding
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explorer
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navigation
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application
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iphone
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iTouch
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mobile phones
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collection
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downloadable
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digital mobile museum tour
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location awareness
Abstract: 

This paper advocates a visitor-centric approach to designing a solution for navigation and interpretation.  The American Museum of Natural History iPhone application Explorer combines state of the art location awareness, interpretation, and social networking to deliver an enhanced visitor experience both onsite and online.  AMNH had three objectives with this project: to facilitate vi

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Paper - in formal session