Cicero Designer: An Environment for End-User Development of Multi-Device Museum Guides

  • Giuseppe Ghiani
  • Fabio Paternò
  • Lucio Davide Spano
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5435)


This paper describes the design and implementation of a tool to allow people without programming experience to customize the functionality and user interface of a multi-device museum guide. It consists of a direct-manipulation visual environment that supports editing of the main features of a museum guide and the creation of the associated interactive games. The tool then generates application versions for access through both mobile and large screen stationary devices. We also report on a first empirical evaluation carried out with museum curators.


End User Development Multi-Device User Interfaces Mobile Museum Guides 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Ghiani
    • 1
  • Fabio Paternò
    • 1
  • Lucio Davide Spano
    • 1
  1. 1.HIIS LabISTI-CNRPisaItaly

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