Digital Backpacking in the Museum with a SmartCard

Eva Hornecker, Matthias Stifter
Digital Backpacking in the Museum with a SmartCard
In CHINZ , pages 99-107. July 2006.
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Abstract

This paper reports on the evaluation of a digitally-augmented exhibition on the history of modern media and our experiences with the methodic approach employed. As a central element of this exhibition visitors can buy a smartcard that enables them to store collected or self-created data in a 'digital backpack', which can be accessed via internet as a personalized souvenir. We have evaluated the exhibition, visitors' perceptions and usage of the card using a multi-method strategy complementing quantitative data-analysis with qualitative, ethnographic methods. This paper focuses on visitors' use and the perceived utility of the smartcard, and our experiences with using automatically generated data from interaction logfiles for analyzing visitor behavior, and with the multi-method strategy.

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@inproceedings{Hornecker-2006-ACM,
  title =      "Digital Backpacking in the Museum with a SmartCard",
  author =     "Eva Hornecker and Matthias Stifter",
  year =       "2006",
  abstract =   "This paper reports on the evaluation of a
               digitally-augmented exhibition on the history of modern
               media and our experiences with the methodic approach
               employed. As a central element of this exhibition visitors
               can buy a smartcard that enables them to store collected or
               self-created data in a 'digital backpack', which can be
               accessed via internet as a personalized souvenir. We have
               evaluated the exhibition, visitors' perceptions and usage of
               the card using a multi-method strategy complementing
               quantitative data-analysis with qualitative, ethnographic
               methods. This paper focuses on visitors' use and the
               perceived utility of the smartcard, and our experiences with
               using automatically generated data from interaction logfiles
               for analyzing visitor behavior, and with the multi-method
               strategy.",
  month =      jul,
  address =    "New York, NY, USA",
  booktitle =  "CHINZ  ",
  isbn =       "1-59593-473-1",
  location =   "Christchurch, New Zealand",
  publisher =  "ACM Press",
  series =     "ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 158",
  pages =      "99--107",
  keywords =   "Information presentation, H5.m. Information interfaces",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2006/Hornecker-2006-ACM/",
}