Mobile tourism directory

Juhana Salim, Ahmad Bazli Arifin, Onn Azraai Puade

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Abstract

The Internet has grown to be one of the most effective means for tourists to seek information and purchase tourism-related products. Realizing the potential of Internet, PDA offers information seeking and connectivity to internet everywhere and anytime. Very often, tourists conduct information search in their vacation planning process by visiting travel related websites. Research had shown that tourism websites play an indispensable role in people's traveling decision-making before their departure. However, the use of mobile device is not without problems. Searching information through a page using a PDA is a complex task; users are prone to incorrect selections and scroll up and down most of the time. Information from tourism websites not always meet the tourist expectations and needs. The travel information searchers need to navigate through the travel information space on the Internet in order to obtain relevant information. Although PDA assists and offer tourist easy access to information, much of the information needs of tourist is not met. This research aims to design and develop a Mobile Tourist Directory (MTD) to assist tourist in information seeking and searching through mobile phone or PDA. MTD will help tourist access information by connecting tourist to the relevant databases using mobile phone or PDA anywhere and anytime. MTD will be developed according to Logical User-Centered Interaction Design (LUCID) methodology. Key elements in this research include qualitative analysis of users' specific requirements, comparative evaluation of various visualization techniques for handheld devices, and users' interaction and navigation on small screen display. The MTD can be maintained by using web based online databases which provide information needed by tourist such as accommodation, places of interest, transportation, travel and destination organizations. Another important component of this research involves indexing tourist based company information which can help tourist to effectively access relevant information. The proposed system will integrate the use of visual representation of data which can amplify cognition and reduce cognitive load. This paper reports on early development stages of MTD and the dimensions of result expected from the evaluation of the survey instrument.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 15 Jun 201017 Jun 2010

Other

Other2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10
CityKuala Lumpur
Period15/6/1017/6/10

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Personal digital assistants
Internet
Websites
Mobile phones
Mobile devices
Navigation
Visualization
Decision making
Display devices
Planning
Industry

Keywords

  • Information visualizations
  • Mobile applications
  • Tourism directory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Salim, J., Arifin, A. B., & Puade, O. A. (2010). Mobile tourism directory. In Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10 (Vol. 1). [5561327] https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561327

Mobile tourism directory. / Salim, Juhana; Arifin, Ahmad Bazli; Puade, Onn Azraai.

Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. Vol. 1 2010. 5561327.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Salim, J, Arifin, AB & Puade, OA 2010, Mobile tourism directory. in Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. vol. 1, 5561327, 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10, Kuala Lumpur, 15/6/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561327
Salim J, Arifin AB, Puade OA. Mobile tourism directory. In Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. Vol. 1. 2010. 5561327 https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561327
Salim, Juhana ; Arifin, Ahmad Bazli ; Puade, Onn Azraai. / Mobile tourism directory. Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. Vol. 1 2010.
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