485
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    0
    shares
       
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Conference Proceedings: found
      Is Open Access

      Usability, Design and Content Issues of Mobile Apps for Cultural Heritage Promotion: The Malta Culture Guide Experience

      proceedings-article

      ,   ,

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      10 - 12 July 2012

      Mobile apps, Usability, App design, Multimedia, Cultural heritage

      Bookmark

            Abstract

            The paper discusses the experience of producing and distributing an iPhone app for promotion of the Maltese Cultural Heritage on behalf of the Malta Tourism Authority. Thanks to its position at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has been a crossroads of civilisations whose traces are still visible today, leaving a particularly rich and varied cultural heritage, from megalithic temples to baroque palaces and Caravaggio masterpieces. Conveying all these different aspects within a single application, using textual, visual, and audio means, has raised many different issues about the planning and production of cultural content for mobile usage, together with usability aspects regarding design and distribution of a mobile app. In this paper, we outline all of these aspects, focusing on the design and planning strategies for a long-term user commitment and how to evaluate results for cultural mobile applications. We include experience of all the steps of developing a mobile app, information that is of possible benefit to other app developers in the cultural sector.

            Content

            Author and article information

            Contributors
            www.stefaniaboiano.net
            www.jpbowen.com
            www.giulianogaia.net
            Conference
            July 2012
            July 2012
            : 66-73
            Affiliations
            [0001]InvisibleStudio

            Unit 36, 88–90 Hatton Garden

            London EC1N 8PN

            United Kingdom
            [0002]London South Bank University

            Faculty of Business, Borough Road

            London SE1 0AA

            United Kingdom
            [0003]InvisibleStudio

            Via Circo 1

            20123 Milan

            Italy
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/EVA2012.12
            f549b919-9ec8-435d-a599-d9b2c40ab06a
            © Stefania Boiano et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012), London, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012)
            EVA
            London, UK
            10 - 12 July 2012
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
            Product
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Comments

            Comment on this article