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User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 31–62 | Cite as

The influence of personality factors on visitor attitudes towards adaptivity dimensions for mobile museum guides

  • Dina Goren-BarEmail author
  • Ilenia Graziola
  • Fabio Pianesi
  • Massimo Zancanaro
Original Paper

Abstract

In this work, we present a study on adaptation in a mobile museum guide, investigating the relationships between personality traits, and the attitudes towards some basic dimensions of adaptivity. Each participant was exposed to two simulated systems—one adaptive, the other not—on each of the dimensions investigated. The study showed that the personality traits relating to the notion of control (conscientiousness, neuroticism/emotional stability, Locus of Control) have a selective effect on the acceptance of the adaptivity dimensions.

Keywords

Adaptivity Mobile Information Presentation HCI Human Factors User Evaluation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dina Goren-Bar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ilenia Graziola
    • 1
  • Fabio Pianesi
    • 1
  • Massimo Zancanaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Scientific and Technological Research – ITC-irstPovoItaly

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