Exploring Seasonality in Mobile Cultural Heritage

David McGookin, Koray Tahiroğlu, Tuomas Vaittinen, Mikko Kytö, Beatrice Monastero, Juan Vasquez Gomez

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We present results of an investigation into the role of seasonality in mobile cultural heritage applications. 45 participants in 26 groups used one of two applications when visiting the Finnish recreational island of Seurasaari. Each provided summer and winter content, but varied in how this was presented. We uncovered how users consider seasonality in content, seasonal preferences, as well as how different media becomes more or less interesting if shown in or out of season. We present design considerations for future researchers to consider seasonality in cultural heritage applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4655-9
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Colorado Convention Center, Denver, United States
Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017
Conference number: 35


ConferenceACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleACM CHI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • location aware
  • mobile devices
  • HCI
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Prototyping/Implementation
  • Usability Study
  • City
  • Cultural Heritage
  • cultural history
  • rural areas
  • field study
  • empirical studies in HCI
  • Contextual Computing

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