Museums in UK have recently tried to focus on increasing income by adopting strategies to generate more visitors to the museum. Consequently, ICT has been increasingly used in historical locations to educate and entertain visitors. This exploratory study concerns one such museum that is developing its understanding of technologies, through the perspective of visitors as the key stakeholder. This exploratory study views the significance of historical landscapes’ technologies that reflect the views of visitors. A quantitative study is conducted to explore preferred technologies and the way in which the digital media can be presented in natural environment, and how visitors prefer to describe such experiences. To define and assess the technologies in Dorset County Museum and Maiden castle, data was collected using survey in both locations. The results identified differences in visitors’ perceptions regarding the importance of technologies in these museum and physical locations. The outcomes of this study can be applied to improve technology effectives in interlinked heritage landscapes by the development of mobile or web prototype.
Al-Subhi, Nada; Bell, David; and Lashmar, Paul, "Location Based Modelling for Heritage Mobile Applications" (2015). UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2015. 30.