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The museum visit: generating seamless personalized presentations on multiple devices

C. Rocchi; O. Stock; M. Zancanaro; Michael Kruppa; Antonio Krüger
In: Nuno Jardim Nunes; Charles Rich (Hrsg.). IUI '04: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent User Interface. International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI-04), January 13-16, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, Pages 316-318, ISBN 1-58113-815-6, ACM Press, New York, 2004.


The issue of the seamless interleaving of interaction with a mobile device and stationary devices is addressed, in a typical situation of educational entertainment: the visit to a museum. Some of the salient elements of the described work are the emphasis on multimodality in the dynamic presentation and coherence throughout the visit. The adopted metaphor is of a kind of contextualized TV-like presentation, useful for engaging (young) visitors. On the mobile device, personal video clips are dynamically generated from personalized verbal presentations; on larger stationary screens distributed throughout the museum, further background material and additional information is provided. A virtual presenter follows the visitors in their experience and gives advice on both types of devices and on the museum itself.