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iBeacons for Concordia : Exploring the possibilities of iBeacons in a museum context

Hidding, S. (2017) iBeacons for Concordia : Exploring the possibilities of iBeacons in a museum context.

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Abstract:This project explores the possibilities of iBeacons as a tool for museum visitor experience improvement for Concordia. Design guidelines for applications in a museum context were collected using literature research. Based on these guidelines and requirements, a application prototype was created and tested. The prototype that was created is a self-guided tour application. This application lets visitors explore and learn at their own pace, by offering a selection of different tour lengths and art information selections. The app helps visitors orientate using an interactive map of the museum. Visitor navigation in the app is simplified or fully automated using iBeacons. After realisation, the app was tested multiple times, and final testing was done in Concordia was done with real visitors. These visitors were asked to rate their change in visitor experience based on several elements. They could rate these elements from “worsens the visitor experience”, to “improved the visitor experience”. On average, visitors reported a positive change in most of the elements of their visitor experience. Some elements were reported to be uninfluenced by the application, but on balance no negative effects were reported. This suggests that the application is successful, and improves the visitor experience in Concordia
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 20 art studies, 54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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