Empirical evaluation of smartphone Augmented Reality browsers in an urban tourism destination context

Authors: Yovcheva, Z., Buhalis, D., Gatzidis, C. and Van Elzakker, C.P.J.M.

Journal: International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction

Volume: 6

Issue: 2

Pages: 10-31

eISSN: 1942-3918

ISSN: 1942-390X

DOI: 10.4018/ijmhci.2014040102

Abstract:

Today, exposure to new and unfamiliar environments is a necessary part of daily life. Effective communication of location-based information through location-based services has become a key concern for cartographers, geographers, human-computer interaction and professional designers alike. Recently, much attention was directed towards Augmented Reality (AR) interfaces. Current research, however, focuses primarily on computer vision and tracking, or investigates the needs of urban residents, already familiar with their environment. Adopting a user-centred design approach, this paper reports fndings from an empirical mobile study investigating how tourists acquire knowledge about an unfamiliar urban environment through AR browsers. Qualitative and quantitative data was used in the development of a framework that shifts the perspective towards a more thorough understanding of the overall design space for such interfaces. The authors analysis provides a frame of reference for the design and evaluation of mobile AR interfaces. The authors demonstrate the application of the framework with respect to optimization of current design of AR.

Source: Scopus

Empirical evaluation of smartphone Augmented Reality browsers in an urban tourism destination context

Authors: Buhalis, D., Yovcheva, Z., Gatzidis, C. and van Elzakker, C.

Journal: Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Dimitrios Buhalis

Empirical Evaluation of Smartphone Augmented Reality Browsers in an Urban Tourism Destination Context.

Authors: Yovcheva, Z., Buhalis, D., Gatzidis, C. and Elzakker, C.P.J.M.V.

Journal: Int. J. Mob. Hum. Comput. Interact.

Volume: 6

Pages: 10-31

Source: DBLP

Empirical Evaluation of Smartphone Augmented Reality Browsers in an Urban Tourism Destination Context

Authors: Yovcheva, Z., Buhalis, D., Gatzidis, C. and Elzakker, C.P.J.M.V.

Journal: International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI)

Volume: 6

Issue: 2

Pages: 10-31

Abstract:

Today, exposure to new and unfamiliar environments is a necessary part of daily life. Effective communication of location-based information through location-based services has become a key concern for cartographers, geographers, human-computer interaction and professional designers alike. Recently, much attention was directed towards Augmented Reality (AR) interfaces. Current research, however, focuses primarily on computer vision and tracking, or investigates the needs of urban residents, already familiar with their environment. Adopting a user-centred design approach, this paper reports findings from an empirical mobile study investigating how tourists acquire knowledge about an unfamiliar urban environment through AR browsers. Qualitative and quantitative data was used in the development of a framework that shifts the perspective towards a more thorough understanding of the overall design space for such interfaces. The authors analysis provides a frame of reference for the design and evaluation of mobile AR interfaces. The authors demonstrate the application of the framework with respect to optimization of current design of AR.

Source: RePEc