Exploring Location-Based Augmented Reality Experience in Museums

  • Tsai-Hsuan Tsai
  • Ching-Yen Shen
  • Zhi-Sheng Lin
  • Huei-Ru Liu
  • Wen-Ko Chiou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10278)


Augmented reality and beacon technology have gradually attracted considerable attention as the technology has matured, and is now applied in many areas, including museums. This study uses AR and beacons to develop a new museum tour guide app and then design the content and functions of the app based on media richness theory. The tour guide app is expected to provide immediate information guiding service and various education and entertainment functions that are more interactive. Finally, the present study measured the usability of the system by a mobile-specific heuristic evaluation checklist.


Augmented reality Beacon Media richness theory Mobile-specific heuristic guideline Tour guide app Museums 



The authors owe much gratitude to Ming-Jun Yu, Yu-Wen Lin, Jia-Yu Chang, and Xiao-Xuan Chen for all the work they contributed during the production of this system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsai-Hsuan Tsai
    • 1
  • Ching-Yen Shen
    • 1
  • Zhi-Sheng Lin
    • 2
  • Huei-Ru Liu
    • 2
  • Wen-Ko Chiou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial DesignChang Gung UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan
  2. 2.Formosa Plastics Group MuseumTaoyuanTaiwan

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