Faculty Advisor

Agu, Emmanuel O.

Faculty Advisor

deWinter, Jennifer

Abstract

Many people in North America enjoy capturing the visual, historical, and experiential contexts that landmarks offer as they travel. These individuals, however, use disjoint resources to plan trips, reducing the quality of the narrative experience they receive when visiting a place. To facilitate the narrativization of a place and create a shared experience of that place, I created an Android smartphone application, which allows users to explore basic facts, photographs, historical details, and travelers' experiences regarding New England's 117 coastal lighthouses. I developed three image-processing algorithms to serve as photograph filters and conducted two surveys and five usability studies to inform my iterative, audience-involved application design.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Major

Computer Science

Major

Professional Writing

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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