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Group navigation with handheld mobile museum guides

Alan J. Wecker, Tsvika Kuflik, Haifa University, Israel; and Oliviero Stock, FBK-irst, Italy

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Abstract

Many museums today use mobile guides to aid in enhancing the museum visit experience. One of the uses for mobile guides is for navigation. While navigation for individuals visiting a museum has been studied extensively, the study of individuals and groups navigating in museums with mobile guides is in its nascent stages. We propose a study using a set of tours tailored to visitor types following Falk's (2009) definition with degrees of freedom. We provide navigation aids based both on maps and direction giving. In order to involve a group in the decision making process of navigation we use a mobile device with a small projector.

Keywords: Museum mobile guide, Navigation, small groups, Mobile Projectors, location based services

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
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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

A hypertext for an interactive visit to a science and technology museum

Fresta, G., & Signore O. (1993).  A hypertext for an interactive visit to a science and technology museum. (Lees, Diane, Ed.).Museums and Interactive Multimedia: Selected papers from the second International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums.