University News, IST Department at RIT. “Professor Brian O’Keefe Enhances Tourism Experience“. May 31st 2013.

University News Rochester Institute of Technology. “RIT enhances the tourism experience with mobile innovations: NYS Council on the Arts funds Rochester tourism project with $52,958 award”. By Scott Bureau, 5.20.2013

Faculty Recognition @ RIT: Brian O’Keefe Students Creating Mobile Experiences
Rochester Institute of Technology, Wallace Center Learning and Teaching Services – 3.2013


Brick City Tours: Evaluating mobile experiences before, during and after campus visits: ($5,000)
Vice President of Research Seed Funding Grant: Rochester Institute of Technology – 2.2013

Mobile Experience for Tourism Project: ($106,000)
2012 New York Regional Economic Development Council Award, Council on the Arts Grant – 12.2012


Benyon, D., Quigley, A., O’Keefe, B., & Riva, G. “Presence and Digital Tourism” AI & Society. 10.1007: (2013).

Mokey, S., Nalbandian, A,. & O’Keefe, B,. (2013). Location as Interaction: Exploring Blended Spaces in the Global Village. In Proc. British HCI 2013 Work-in-Progress. ACM Press 2013.

O’Keefe, B., Slutsky, B., Iuliucci, N., Nalbandian, A., Thanedar, A., Mokey, S., & Mival, O. Mobile Experiences for Tourism: Brick City Tours. CHI 2013 Work-in-Progress. ACM Press 2013.

O’Keefe, B., Benyon, D. & Mival, O. A Blended Space for Tourism: Genesee Country Village & Museum. CHI 2013 Blend13 Workshop. ACM Press 2013.

Buldys, M. A., O’Keefe, B. (2013). Theory into practice: Designing for presence in blended tourism experiences. Paper presented at 104th Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention “Confluence”, Communication and Technology Interest Group, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 24-28, 2013.

Nystrom, D., Reichenbach, M., Nalbandian, A. & O’Keefe, B. (2012). Exercise to Socialize: Improving Peer Relationships in the Fitness Center. In Proceedings IEEE International Games Innovation Conference. Rochester, New York: IGIC 2012.