Rui Raposo, Pedro Beça, Cátia Figueiredo & Helder Santos
University of Aveiro, Portugal.
MESH-T: AN ON-GOING PROJECT ON UBIQUITOUS AND CONTEXT-AWARE TECHNOLOGIES IN TOURISM
Challenges presented by current and constantly evolving technological, interaction and human variables linked to e-tourism have led to the need of understanding this industry as a living ecosystem. This paper presents an overview of an ongoing research project underdevelopment in Aveiro, Portugal in which e-tourism services and applications are being looked at according to core concepts such as ubiquity, participatory culture, transmedia storytelling and where understanding of human experience is being used to shape its interaction, functional and technical outline. These core concepts, some preliminary results and conclusions and future work are described throughout this paper.
Keywords: Ubiquity; e-Tourism Continuum; Social Media; Participatory Culture; Transmedia Storytelling.
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