A location-aware app to support the heritage trail experience in Singapore

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Yew, Jude, Deshpande, Sameer, Precians, Natalie, Cheng, Kelvin and Yi-Luen Do, Ellen. (2020) A location-aware app to support the heritage trail experience in Singapore. Journal of Heritage Tourism. 15(6), pp. 680-695. https://doi.org/10.1080/1743873X.2020.1741594
AuthorsYew, Jude, Deshpande, Sameer, Precians, Natalie, Cheng, Kelvin and Yi-Luen Do, Ellen
Abstract

We present insights from the design and development process of Singapore Heritage Trails (SGTrails), a location-aware mobile application that supports users’ exploration of sites of heritage and cultural value. Our findings are based on (a) a survey to understand users’ perceptions about the role of technology, (b) a field study to compare a prototype version with a paper guide, and (c) analysis of implementation, initial adoption, and usage to uncover the multilayered meanings of heritage locations. Drawing on Activity Theory, we examine the ecology of actors and tools necessary to facilitate the co-curating and experiencing of sites of cultural heritage.

Keywordscity; heritage; management; technology; Singapore; trails; mobile application
Year2020
JournalJournal of Heritage Tourism
Journal citation15 (6), pp. 680-695
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1743-873X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1743873X.2020.1741594
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85082524107
Research or scholarlyResearch
Page range680-695
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Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online30 Mar 2020
Publication process dates
Accepted17 Feb 2020
Deposited22 Jun 2021
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