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  • 1. A knowledge-sharing event investigating current opportunities and the future of context-aware information delivery on mobile devices. FIZ GPS Trails Exploring GPS trails around the centre of Birmingham
  • 2. Donna Galt
    • Digital Birmingham’s content creation overview
  • 3. Demonstrator Overview Play video
  • 4. Approach
    • HP’s mscape software (mscapers.com)
    • windows mobile PDAs (iPAQs)
    • support rich media content and GPS location triggers
    • used widely – e.g. BBC NI; tourism bureaux
    • rapid prototyping
    • Location beyond GPS (RFID, Bluetooth, IR, QR codes, Wi-Fi nodes)
  • 5. User-testing
    • 2 days of testing, 14 sessions total
    • Day 1: Bullring tour, content on device
    • Day 2: Centenary Square tour, content on FIZ
    • Bespoke user-testing methodology
    • Accompanied / observed sessions
    • with single users given PDA
    • Questionnaires, notes and audio
  • 6. Conclusions Wordle.net Wordle.net
  • 7. Conclusions
    • Technology works, and efficiently
    • Map needs clarity / meet expectations
    • Users expect task / info-based content
    • Users enjoy / value ‘hidden gems’
    • Users use images to identify landmarks
    • Users prefer shorter text content
  • 8. Next Steps
    • How might this approach tie into existing tours?
    • Tour / event opportunities? Boulton Bicentenary
    • Apply this to education? Schools, architecture study
    • Does mscape offer best solution? Is it justifiable to build a bespoke system?
    • Where are the incentives to take part? For tourists, businesses, attractions, etc?