Extending Concepts of Tourism and Place for HCI and Design Research

Mads Bødker, David Browning

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    Increasingly numerous mobile digital devices, a proliferation of information infrastructure and services, and the adoption of social networking technologies have seen a more integrated, continuous use of IT by tourists. Some aspects of this is reflected in the HCI and design literature, there being no lack of technical concepts for ubiquitous, pervasive and ambient technologies for tourism put forward.
    We outline theories of tourism and the tourist intending to provoke a deeper designerly enquiry into the role of digital interactive technologies in tourism. We suggest that designing for tourism should include more holistic notions of shaping cultural identities rather than being primarily oriented towards the provision of tourist-information or to satisfy requirements for digital technologies and services
    aimed at tourists.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2012
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventCHI 2012 Workshop – Heritage Matters : Designing for Current and Future Values through Digital and Social Technologies - Austin, United States
    Duration: 6 May 20126 May 2012


    WorkshopCHI 2012 Workshop – Heritage Matters
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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