Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Mobile Exhibition Guide
Chen, J. C. (2007). Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Mobile Exhibition Guide (Thesis, Master of Science (MSc)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10289/2401
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As mobile devices are increasingly merging into our daily lives, exhibition ser-vices are also facing innovation based on the newly available technologies. Ourproject addresses these new circumstances. We developed a mobile exhibitionguide for the exhibition called quot;Mrs Brown's Big Day Out: Hamilton Womenin the 1950squot;. That is organized by the Waikato Museum. The proposed sys-tem re-uses the TIP(Tourist Information Provider) system's framework andprovides information via mobile devices to visitors on Victoria Street, whichis an outdoor part of the exhibition. The information about a sight will bedelivered according to visitors' current locations and their interests.We would also like to examine the possibility of re-using our TIP systemwithin the application area of exhibition guide. Therefore, we built the mobileexhibition guide system under the TIP system's framework and developedcorresponding services that tailored the system to the requirements of visitorsand the exhibition organizer. During the development, we faced a number ofchallenges, especially, modeling the unknown and unstructured exhibition datainto the TIP database. The development process as well as the implementationand evaluation are detailed in this report.
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