Learning from the experts: enabling and studying DIY development of location-based visitor experiences

Bedwell, Benjamin D. and Slack, Peter and Greenhalgh, Chris (2015) Learning from the experts: enabling and studying DIY development of location-based visitor experiences. In: 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computings Computing (UbiComp 2015), 7-11 September 2015, Osaka, Japan.

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Abstract

In this paper we show how -- with the aid of enabling technology -- creative Location Based Experiences can be developed for visitors by non-technical professionals from the cultural heritage sector. We look at how these "Place Experts" approach and adopt web technologies to create and publish experiences including the roles they take on, the processes they adopt, and the way they appropriate the technology. We describe our short and long-term research engagements with the cultural heritage sector over the last three years and introduce Wander Anywhere, the website developed to enable this research. We find that place experts typically follow a four stage process in their engagement with location-based experiences, moving from comprehension to translation, development and finally approval. We suggest implications for the processes and technologies that might be employed by others seeking to support a similar type of engagement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in: UbiComp 2015: proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: September 7-11, 2015, Osaka, Japan. New York : ACM, 2015, ISBN: 9781450335744, p. 755-766, doi: 10.1145/2750858.2805838
Keywords: Authoring, Cultural Heritage, Location, Location Based Experience, Mobile, User Studies
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Bedwell, Mr Benjamin D
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 11:37
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 15:12
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/31447

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