Automics: souvenir generating photoware for theme parks

Durrant, Abigail and Rowland, Duncan and Kirk, David S. and Benford, Steve and Fischer, Joel E. and McAuley, Derek (2011) Automics: souvenir generating photoware for theme parks. In: 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011, 7-12 May 2011, Vancouver, BC.

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Automics is a photo-souvenir service which utilises mobile devices to support the capture, sharing and annotation of digital images amongst groups of visitors to theme parks. The prototype service mixes individual and group photocapture with existing in-park, on-ride photo services, to allow users to create printed photo-stories. Herein we discuss initial fieldwork in theme parks that grounded the design of Automics, our development of the service prototype, and its real-world evaluation with theme park visitors. We relate our findings on user experience of the service to a literature on mobile photoware, finding implications for the design of souvenir services. Copyright 2011 ACM.

Additional Information:Conference Code: 85042
Keywords:Digital image, Photo services, Photoware, Real-world evaluation, Souvenir, Theme park, Tourism, User experience, Computer graphics, Digital devices, Human computer interaction, Human engineering, Mobile devices, Parks
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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Deposited On:04 Apr 2013 15:35

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