Electronic Guidebook Research Project

About the Project

About the Exploratorium
Research Papers & Recent Talks
Related Projects
Who was the Guidebook designed for?
How does the Guidebook system operate?
User Interface
How do people use the Guidebook?
What kinds of information does the Guidebook present?
  How did we test the Guidebookís use and effectiveness?
More Studies
  How did Explainers respond to Wi-Fi–enabled handhelds?

Related Papers and Talks

RFID Enhances Museum Visitors’ Experiences at the Exploratorium by Sherry Hsi and Fait, H. Communications of the ACM . Special Issue on RFID, September, 2005, Vol. 48, No. 9, pp 60–65

I-Guides in Progress: Two Prototype Applications for Museum Educators and Visitors Using Wireless Technologies to Support Informal Science Learning by Sherry Hsi. Proceedings from the Wireless Mobile Technologies in Education Conference, March 23–25, 2004, Jhong-Li, Taiwan.

The Electronic Guidebook: A Study of User Experiences Mediated by Nomadic Web Content in a Museum Setting by Sherry Hsi International Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning. September, 2003 Vol., 19 Issue 3, pp 308–319.

Using Nomadic Computing to Enhance Inquiry Engagement and Learning in Museums and Public Spaces by Sherry Hsi. Presented at the ASTC Annual Conference at the Science Museum of Minnesota from November 8-11, 2003.

Rememberer: A Tool for Capturing Museum Visits HP reports on their experiences implementing and testing Rememberer, a tool for recording visits at the Exploratorium. Published in UbiComp 2002, 29 September - 1 October 2002, Goteborg, Sweden

The Electronic Guidebook: A Study of User Experiences using Mobile Web Content in a Museum Setting By Sherry Hsi. Paper presented at the International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education, (WMTE 2002). August 29-30, 2002. Växjö University, Sweden

The Electronic Guidebook: Using Portable Devices and a Wireless Web-based Network to Extend the Museum Experience - Overview and Findings to Date, by Rob Semper, Exploratorium, and Mirjana Spasojevic, HP Labs. Paper presented at Museums and the Web Conference, April 2002

From Informing to Remembering: Deploying a Ubiquitous System in an Interactive Science Museum - HP Tech report on latest research at the Exploratorium, as seen in IEEE Pervasive Computing, April - June 2002.

"Just In-Time Learning" - Article in ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) Dimensions, November/December 2001

Handheld and Mobice Devices Recommended Reading List - Links to 50+ readings on handhelds in education

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