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Finding synergy between oral and visual narratives on memorable and meaningful tourism experiences

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posted on 2021-03-26, 10:23 authored by C. K. Bruce Wan, Kenny K. N. Chow, Cees De-BontCees De-Bont, Paul Hekkert
Personal technologies are widely used to capture the memorable and meaningful experiences travellers have during their journeys. These digital footprints serve as memorabilia for travellers to share and reminiscence about these special experiences. This study showcases an exploratory study of the creation of a travel diary from the traveller’s digital footprints to facilitate the expression of and reminiscences about memorable and meaningful moments. In this study, 15 participants were asked to share their memorable and meaningful travel experiences and were then instructed to use their photos and a set of prototyping tools to create a paper-based visual diary of their experiences. The goal of this study was to examine the process of creating a visual diary to understand the differences in how these experiences are recounted and the ways they are expressed. We used a Labovian approach to compare and contrast the participants’ oral narratives and visual diaries. As in comics studies, the visual diaries are analysed with respect to their spatio–temporal dimensions and the recurring patterns in these two narrative forms are discussed. Based on the results, recommendations are made regarding the future design of travel diary platforms.

History

School

  • Design and Creative Arts

Department

  • Design

Published in

Information Technology & Tourism

Volume

22

Issue

1

Pages

107 - 130

Publisher

Springer

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© Springer

Publisher statement

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Information Technology & Tourism. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40558-020-00169-z.

Acceptance date

2020-01-14

Publication date

2020-02-01

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

1098-3058

eISSN

1943-4294

Language

  • en

Depositor

Prof Cees de Bont. Deposit date: 21 March 2021

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