Information seeking like an ant: Mobile guide assistance for inducing where to go next

Christopher P. Lueg, Nicola J. Bidwell, Christoph Göth
2007 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
One of the open questions in information behavior research is as to how, and to what extent, the human body 'mediates' exposure to and interaction with the complex information environment that is the real world. In this paper we contribute a relevant observation made during field experiments with mobile guides. We also provide possible explanations including one that draws from biology research, in particular research on insect navigation. Understanding and ultimately supporting leisure
more » ... ing leisure activities has become a focus of researchers interested in the context of using technology. Examples include tourists visiting museums (e.g. Fleck et al. 2002) and, in particular, tourists exploring unknown terrain (e.g., Cheverst et al. 2000, Brown and Chalmers 2003) .
doi:10.1002/meet.14504301318 fatcat:2tyvpvllr5ebxjnnzubf2ckaia