Cultural Heritage exploration is interesting for the development of inclusive tourist guides because it exposes visitors to different types of challenges, from steering content recommendation to visitors' interests and cognitive capabilities, to the suggestion of places that can be effectively reached and visited under different types of constraints: e.g., temporal and physical ones. In this work we are interested in the needs of people with Autism in order to support them in the exploration of a geographic area. Specifically, this paper presents a mobile tourist guide that we are developing to help people in visiting new places. The app is an evolution of PIUMA (Personalised Interactive Urban Maps for Autism), conceived to help autistic citizens in their everyday movements. It shows a map tailored to users with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In particular, it presents a personalized selection of safe Points of Interest, i.e., places that are, at the same time, interesting for the user and have “safe” characteristics from the sensory point of view, such as being quiet, scarcely crowded, or with smooth lights. In this paper, we present how we intend to extend PIUMA to support tourists.

Personalized Tourist Guide for People with Autism

Federica Cena;Noemi Mauro;Liliana Ardissono;Claudio Mattutino;Amon Rapp;Stefano Cocomazzi;Roberto Keller
2020

Abstract

Cultural Heritage exploration is interesting for the development of inclusive tourist guides because it exposes visitors to different types of challenges, from steering content recommendation to visitors' interests and cognitive capabilities, to the suggestion of places that can be effectively reached and visited under different types of constraints: e.g., temporal and physical ones. In this work we are interested in the needs of people with Autism in order to support them in the exploration of a geographic area. Specifically, this paper presents a mobile tourist guide that we are developing to help people in visiting new places. The app is an evolution of PIUMA (Personalised Interactive Urban Maps for Autism), conceived to help autistic citizens in their everyday movements. It shows a map tailored to users with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In particular, it presents a personalized selection of safe Points of Interest, i.e., places that are, at the same time, interesting for the user and have “safe” characteristics from the sensory point of view, such as being quiet, scarcely crowded, or with smooth lights. In this paper, we present how we intend to extend PIUMA to support tourists.
Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage: PATCH'20
Genova
12 July 2020
Adjunct Proceedings of the 28th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP '20 Adjunct)
ACM
347
351
978-1-4503-7950-2
https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3386392.3399280
Cultural Heritage exploration, Tourism, Recommender Systems, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Accessibility
Federica Cena, Noemi Mauro, Liliana Ardissono, Claudio Mattutino, Amon Rapp, Stefano Cocomazzi, Stefania Bringhenti, Roberto Keller
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