Designing Blended Spaces: Historical Echoes, Testing a Framework for Digital Tourism

By Serkan Ayan.

Published by The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

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The project was created in Edinburgh, Scotland, and aimed to produce and evaluate a visitor experience that enabled them to serendipitously discover digital content when visiting an attraction, to be led to the exact location of the content by audio, and to have an engaging and satisfying experience interacting with the blended space of a physical location.

Keywords: Blended Spaces, HCI, Tourism, Audio, User Experience, Location Aware, Context Aware

The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 721.887KB).

Mr Serkan Ayan

Research Student, Centre for Interaction Design, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK

Ayan is a research student in the Centre for Interaction Design undertaking his PhD with Professor David Benyon. His research topic includes layered experience of users in physical spaces, especially in cityscape. Ayan is interested in user engagement in those interactions and the pervasiveness of the technology used. He is also interested in different spaces created by technology and the blending in between those spaces. For Ayan, anchoring a physical space to a virtual one is a real challenge and creating an interaction including this concept is his main goal. The user’s movement in the space time continuum of this specific places is really interesting. Ayan hopes his interdisciplinary background will help him to contribute to the current mass of the research.