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 Projects

Our Partners
HP Cooltown Home

Concord Consortium Home and two related efforts at the Concord Consortium: Usight and Probesight

Museum-Specific Projects
Accessibility and New Technology in the Museum: MUSEPad, "a mobile computing tool that will enable visitors with disabilities to customize and optimize their learning and leisure experiences in museums." Paper presented at Museums on the Web conference 2001.

Sotte Voce project website

E-Docent - a prototype wireless information system at the American Museum of the Moving Image

Take One Tablet - New York Times article on Whitney handheld project, from Oct. 1999.

Handscape: Handhelds in Museums: An investigation of wireless technologies in museums by CIMI, a consortium of cultural heritage institutions and organizations.

Situated Documentaries project at Columbia University - "Enables users to experience hypermedia presentations that are integrated with the actual outdoor locations to which they are are relevant."

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Points of Departure -With handheld Ipaq computers "visitors can access original video footage or archival clips of artists in the exhibition" Press release

Singapore Science Centre's Pocket Geographic

Other Research Projects

Lancaster GUIDE - Context-Sensitive Mobile Multimedia Support for City Visitors research from Lancaster University

Situation Awareness in Motion

Contextualization in Nomadic Computing
by Markus Eisenhauer and Roland Klemke

Wireless Interactive Learning Devices

Jeremy Roschelle & Roy Pea

Mobile Learners
Martina Zitterbart,Renate Fruchter,Björn Pehrson,
from Imagiworks

Vendors listed on ProbeSight at Concord Consortium

Meetings Around Town

BayCHI Mobile Applications Group

Bay Area Wireless Users Group

Bay Area Wireless Research Network

San Francisco Macromedia Users Forum ( SFMMUF )

Datagotchi Deep Dive - This report from the Center for Innovative Learning Technologies provides scenarios illustrated with color sketches and a summary the outcomes from a small workshop organized by Jeremy Roschelle of CILT/SRI and Michael Mills of IDEO to generate new ideas and designs for low-cost handheld mathematical tools for collaborative learning. (PDF format)

Benoin Maubrey - The grandfather of smart clothes

Cris Benton - Kite Aerial Photography

Wireless Systems

NYC Wireless



Digihound - Mobile Multimedia Group's Chabot Science Center App
Janet Green & David Bell

Peep-hole displays - Pen Interaction on Spatially Aware Handheld Computers

Handheld Applications from GoKnow
(Cooties, FlingIt, HandySheets,PICOMap, Sketchy)

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