Jürgen Kawalek

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In recent years several prototypes and concepts of location-based tourist guides have been developed. Only a few of them have been evaluated by actual users. This article presents the results of a field study in which the user acceptance of two kinds of mobile information systems for tourists was evaluated by means of a questionnaire survey and interviews.(More)
Location based services are more and more establishing themselves on the market. Various providers of navigation applications are trying to benefit from this development and promote their solutions with the option "suitable for pedestrian navigation". But still these systems use vocabulary and routing only appropriate to car navigation. A key feature of(More)
Context-enabled applications are more and more establishing on the market. A key feature for those tools is the ability to connect the current user state and position to possible activities nearby. Thus it is crucial to a mobile application to be able helping the tourists to find and guide them to appropriate activities. This paper will separately address(More)
As mobile information systems (MISs) penetrate public facilities more and more, the way we deal with objects will continuously be changed by these technologies. Therefore, an understanding of users' natural behaviour within an environmental context becomes critical for an appropriate user interface. As part of a user-centred development approach [3],(More)
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