V3 N2 Paper 6
Annals of the MS in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington
Fall 2009

iTour: A System for Self-Guided Virtual Tours of UNCW  

Camilo Alvarez

Committee

Ron Vetter (chair)
Douglas Kline
Bryan Reinicke

Abstract

This paper describes the systems analysis and implementation activities of an Apple iPhone application that provides self-guided virtual campus tours of UNCW. These tours enable visitors to physically navigate the university campus while at the same time receiving useful information about its buildings and facilities. The systems analysis presents an overall system description, actor diagrams, major systems components, use case analysis, data model, and mobile device user interface design documents and considerations. A detailed description of the technical challenges faced during system implementation and the solutions adopted are also discussed. This includes the implementation activities of the iPhone application and its companion content management website. Finally, the results of a small usability study are presented.

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Recommended Citation: Alvarez, C., Vetter, R, Kline, D., Reinicke, B. (2009) iTour: A System for Self-Guided Virtual Tours of UNCW. Annals of the Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington, 3(2) paper 6. http://csbapp.uncw.edu/data/mscsis/full.aspx.

V3 N2 Paper 6
Annals of the MS in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington
Fall 2009