“One Size Doesn’t Fit All”: Helping Users Find Events from Multiple Perspectives

Sean MacLachlan, Nevena Dragovic, Stacey Donohue and Maria Soledad Pera

In this demo, we showcase a novel mobile application that offers various ways to present recommendations to users. While the majority of the existing event recommenders’ applications in the tourism domain either focus on recommendations or browsing, our mobile application acknowledges the fact that users have different interests at different times and for different occasions. Consequently, while suggested events are filtered and ranked by proximity and date ranges to ensure they suit users’ needs, the user is enabled to choose how to access these suggestions in one of four ways: search, categorized browsing, following, and traditional recommendations.

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