International Journal of Advances in Computer Science and Its Applications
Author(s) : CHENG-LIANG LIN, CHIN-YANG LIN, YI-BIN LIN, YI-JEN YEH
With the increasing demand for exhibition/museum guidance services, more and more information technologies and devices have been applied in building intelligent exhibition guidance systems to enrich the understanding and enjoyment of exhibition. In view of this, this study aims to propose and develop such a mobile exhibition guidance system. The proposed system, named AROUND, is designed with the focus on exploiting the context-awareness of mobile devices to achieve high-quality interaction for exhibition visitors and organizers. To this end, we propose a trigger-and-response interaction methodology. The trigger refers to the data obtained from mobile sensors/interfaces, such as camera, NFC reader, recorder and GPS sensor; the response (to visitors) relies on a validation process performed by the AROUND back-end. Under this context, an organizer can easily orchestrate interactive and creative activities for visitors to encourage exhibition participation. On the other hand, we design a set of easy-to-use web/app interfaces and introduce a cardbased data model with extensibility support. We also present a real application of AROUND, as a proof-of-concept, to demonstrate the potential and feasibility.