Research Repository

A Comparative Study of Continuous and Discrete Visualisation of Tourism Information

Venkataiah, Sudarshan, Sharda, Nalin and Ponnada, Mohan (2008) A Comparative Study of Continuous and Discrete Visualisation of Tourism Information. In: Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2008. O'Connor, Peter, Höpken, Wolfram and Gretzel, Ulrike, eds. Springer, Wien, Austria, pp. 12-23.

Full text for this resource is not available from the Research Repository.


This paper presents a comparative analysis of Continuous versus Discrete Visualisation of tourism information. With remarkable web development in the recent years, a broad range of tourism information is distributed over millions of websites. This is a boon as well as a problem for the user. When information on a tour is needed, the user has to explore various web sites and collate discrete chunks of information, we call this Discrete Visualisation. To solve this problem we are developing an Intelligent Visual Travel Recommender System (IVTRS) that finds information form relevant web sites and presents it as a video clip, i.e. Continuous Visualisation. This paper presents an overview of the architecture and the prototype of an IVTRS that presents Continuous Visualisation. A usability study was conducted - using a prototype - with eight users comprising beginner, intermediate as well as advanced users. This study demonstrated that users found Continuous Visualisation easier to work with and to obtain the required information.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9783211772799
Additional Information:

Proceedings of the International Conference in Innsbruck, Austria, 2008

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID15592, intelligent visual travel recommender system (IVTRS), visualisation, discrete visualisation, continuous visualisation, usability study
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0802 Computation Theory and Mathematics
FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
SEO Classification > 9003 Tourism
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Related URLs:
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2013 01:03
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2013 01:03
ePrint Statistics: View download statistics for this item

Repository staff only

View Item View Item

Search Google Scholar