RevisiTour: Enriching the Tourism Experience With User-Generated Content
We have explored design opportunities to enrich the tourism experience of people at the Georgia Aquarium by providing a context of photos and by motivating people to be active creators of content to share their experiences with others. We designed a system named RevisiTour to enable visitors to reorganize photos taken from tour sites and share the photos with others. A visitor’s path and timestamp are recorded on a badge with a sensor throughout a trip. After the trip, the visitor can access a website where s/he uploads photos, synchronizes them with the path, and shares the photos with others. We report on how the system was designed, developed, and refined. After developing a prototype, we evaluated a mock-up of the system with actual visitors in the Georgia Aquarium. The analysis and design implications show the possibility of user-generated content systems for tour sites.
KeywordsTour Technology Ubiquitous Computing User-Centred Design User Experience User Generated Content Web Services
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