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LUCID demonstrator: FIZ GPS trail
LUCID demonstrator: FIZ GPS trail
LUCID demonstrator: FIZ GPS trail
LUCID demonstrator: FIZ GPS trail
LUCID demonstrator: FIZ GPS trail
LUCID demonstrator: FIZ GPS trail
LUCID demonstrator: FIZ GPS trail
LUCID demonstrator: FIZ GPS trail
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LUCID demonstrator: FIZ GPS trail

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

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