Applications of a Touch-Sensitive Computer in Park Settings: Activity Alternatives and Visitor Information

Authors

  • Wendy Z. Hultsman

Keywords:

Visitor centers, touch-sensitive computers, recreation, visitor benefits, management.

Abstract

This study examined the use of touch-sensitive computers for disseminating activity alternative information in a national park visitor center. The computer program was oriented toward multiple interests of visitor parties who had limited time to spend in the park. Emphasis was placed on helping visitors determine how, where, and in what order their preferences could best be met. Results suggest that the computer program was able to reduce orientation problems by getting information to users. Implications of these fmdings are discussed with respect to user benefits for both management and users.

Published

1988-01-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers