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Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 61, Issue 2, pp 471–487 | Cite as

Foot-turistic multimedia: designing interactive multimedia installations for shoe shops

  • Pedro CamposEmail author
  • Miguel Campos
  • Paulo Freitas
  • Joaquim Jorge
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Abstract

The amount of money spent in a store is positively correlated with the amount of time spent inside. We argue this is an opportunity for multimedia installations that can entertain shoppers and promote interaction with the shop’s products. This was the main principle behind our design idea for two interactive installations specifically conceived for shoe shops. We present two applications of interactive multimedia to shoe shopping: an interactive semantic mirror and an interactive window logo. We also describe the results of ethnographic studies, before and after the design process. Our contribution is two-fold: (i) we develop and apply a new multimedia architecture that combines RFID in-store technology with high-end motion detection algorithms, and (ii) we describe one of the first few studies about multimedia installations for improving the shoe shopping experience, in what we call “foot-turistic” interactions.

Keywords

Interactive spaces Interactive multimedia Applications Shoe shop Multimedia installations 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Campos
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Miguel Campos
    • 3
  • Paulo Freitas
    • 3
  • Joaquim Jorge
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science and Engineering Department (DEI) of the School of Engineering (IST)Technical University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of MadeiraFunchalPortugal
  3. 3.WowSystemsMadeiraPortugal

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