Situating approaches to interactive museum guides

Ron Wakkary, Kevin Muise, Karen Tanenbaum, Marek Hatala, Leora Kornfeld

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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 ‰Û?ÌãÌ the role of tangible user interfaces; interaction ‰Û?ÌãÌ visit types and visit flows; and adaptivity‰Û?ÌãÌÂuser 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-383
Number of pages17
JournalMuseum Management and Curatorship
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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