Saturday, 5 May 2012

Publication in the e-Review of Tourism Research journal

A paper where I am the co-author is now published in the e-Review of Tourism Research journal. The paper is titled "Smartphone Augmented Reality Applications for Tourism" and forms part of a special issue in this journal which came out of the recent ENTER 2012 conference in Helsingborg, Sweden (and in specific the Idea Exchange sessions).

The abstract for the paper is as follows: "Invisible, attentive and adaptive technologies that provide tourists with relevant services and information anytime and anywhere may no longer be a vision from the future. The new display paradigm, stemming from the synergy of new mobile devices, context-awareness and AR, has the potential to enhance tourists’ experiences and make them exceptional. However, effective and usable design is still in its infancy. In this publication we present an overview of current smartphone AR applications outlining tourism-related domain-specific design challenges. This study is part of an ongoing research project aiming at developing a better understanding of the design space for smartphone context-aware AR applications for tourists."

The paper can be found in Volume 10, No 2 of the journal (which is itself located here).

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