Smart Creative Tourism: Public Participation through Technologies in Chinese Museums

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This article will focus on how smart museums provide conditions for creative and playful learning experience that facilitates creative tourism development, overcomes cultural barriers of public participation, and therefore benefits to smart city planning. Theoretically, a social-cultural perspective to the concept of creativity will be outlined that further brings a framework that intertwines with concepts of creativity, learning, playfulness, fun, and participation. This framework addresses why and how visitors in smart museums may learn creative and playful experience through participation with new technologies. Furthermore, by taking emerging smart museums in China as a case, this article also brings implications for other cultures on how to develop diverse methods and varies strategies for encouraging public participation in smart city planning in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5
JournalInternational Journal of Urban Planning and Smart Cities
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)58-69
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


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