Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione     
Ghiani G., Paterṇ F., Santoro C., Spano L. D. UbiCicero: a location-aware, multi-device museum guide. In: Interacting With Computers, vol. 21 (4) pp. 288 - 303. Elsevier, 2009.
In this paper, we propose UbiCicero, a multi-device, location-aware museum guide able to opportunistically exploit large screens when users are nearby. Various types of games are included in addition to the museum and artwork descriptions. The mobile guide is equipped with an RFID reader, which detects nearby tagged artworks. By taking into account context-dependent information, including the current user position and behaviour history, as well as the type of device available, more personalised and relevant information is provided to the user, enabling a richer overall experience. We also present example applications of this solution and then discuss the results of first empirical tests performed to evaluate the usefulness and usability of the enhanced multi-device guide.
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09535438
DOI: 10.1016/j.intcom.2009.06.001
Subject Mobile guides
Multi-device adaptation
Interactive games in museums
User interface software and technology
H.5.2 User Interfaces

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