With the increasing popularity of mobile devices and their apps, mobile technologies have changed the nature of travel significantly. With numerous travel apps available today, many tourists can become confused with which one to select and use. Another important factor is that a majority of travel applications are designed for everyone traveling everywhere, not specifically for one kind of tourist and one subject matter. The goal of this thesis is to create an effective and efficient user experience system.
The project is a travel planner for people to pursue an art tour of their own interest. It focuses on designing an effective user navigation system to guide tourists making their travel plans, and provides comprehensive tours to help people appreciate and learn more about art.
To achieve this project, this thesis focuses on interaction design, information design, multimedia technology, as well as user experience design. Considering the independent choice of different tourists, this design provides various ways for them to make their own travel plans and discover art they are interested in.
The final design is presented as an interactive prototype which demonstrates the functionality of the user interface and experience and is used for usability testing.
Visual Communication Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Liu, Yue, "The Art Traveler: Building a user experience system to discover art" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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