Faculty Advisor

Elmes, Michael B.

Center

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Abstract

To enhance visitor learning and enjoyment, museums are transitioning from the traditional delivery of information via maps and guidebooks to the use of handheld interpretive and wayfinding devices. The Nantucket Historical Association desired a handheld device to disseminate information about its historic sites. To address this desire, we evaluated handheld technologies, tested their acceptability among NHA patrons, developed our own prototype tour, and then tested it. Our project resulted in an expandable prototype tour and recommendations for the NHA.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

Project Center

Nantucket, Massachusetts

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