TouristicAR

A smart glass augmented reality application for UNESCO world heritage sites in Malaysia

Waqas Khalid Obeidy, Haslina Arshad, Jiung Yao Huang

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Abstract

Modern day technologies including wearabledevices such as smart glasses have changed the way peopleinteract with their surroundings. Such developments haveresulted in the increased popularity of Augmented Reality (AR)applications to project context-aware information on objects orusers' immediate surroundings. In order to enhance the overalltourism experience, a number of recent works have highlightedthe opportunities for using outdoor AR or navigation-based ARsystems. Due to the development of context-aware AR, touristsusing such technology can acquire valuable knowledge andexperience. Recent context-aware AR research lack empiricalstudies and works that integrate dimensions which are specificto cultural heritage tourism and smart glass specific context.This work presents the mapping of requirements identifiedduring the affinity mapping and focuses group experiments intoa smart glass-based AR application called "TouristicAR" toidentifying the factors of user acceptance and specific touristrequirements. This works highlights the technical requirement,design conceptualisation, smart glass User Interface (UI) designand smart glass application development using a RapidApplication Development (RAD) methodology. The smart glassAR application is developed in the context of cultural heritagetourism and provides context-aware and visually appealingtourism contents to the visitors at the UNESCO World Heritagesites in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-108
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Volume10
Issue number3-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Augmented Reality
  • Cultural Heritage Tourism
  • Rapid Application Development
  • Smart Glasses
  • User Acceptance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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TouristicAR : A smart glass augmented reality application for UNESCO world heritage sites in Malaysia. / Obeidy, Waqas Khalid; Arshad, Haslina; Huang, Jiung Yao.

In: Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 3-2, 01.01.2018, p. 101-108.

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