Exploring History: Reconstructing Heritage Objects for Exploration

December 9, 2013 Stefan Schneegass

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart (USTUTT), one of the technical partners in the meSch project, are working on an embedded multi-sensor digital system platform that supports non-technical curators, artists and designers in making their own adaptive smart objects for interactive exhibitions. In this blog post USTUTT briefly [...]

Shaping Personalization for Tangible Interaction

December 2, 2013 Elena Not

Cultural heritage has been a privileged application domain for personalization technologies for many years, since visitors can highly benefit - during cultural heritage explorations - from individual support that takes contextual and personal attributes and visitors’ evolving behavior during the visit into account. In meSch we push the [...]

Three meSch Related Presentations at NODEM 2013

November 29, 2013 admin

Three meSch related papers have been accepted at NODEM 2013 'Beyond Control', the International Conference on Design and Digital Heritage, taking place in Stockholm, from 1 to 4 December.

Inventing Futures for Cultural Heritage at MediaLab-Prado Madrid

October 28, 2013 Paloma Díaz Pérez

How would you like to augment a cultural heritage object with digital technology? What kind of additional information would you like to be available? How does this augmented dimension enhance your experience with the object? These were some of the questions the meSch team at Universidad Carlos III [...]

Co-Design Workshop in Trento: An Inspiring and Productive Event

October 24, 2013 Laura Maye

During the consortium meeting scheduled at Trento (Italy), a co-design workshop was held at Museo Italiano Della Guerra on October 10th 2013. The theme of the workshop was to explore possible interactions and narratives of various existing museum artefacts. The co-design session provided great inspirations to aid the [...]

Successful meSch Consortium Meeting

October 22, 2013 admin

A full consortium meeting of the meSch project took place from 7 to 11 October in Trento, Italy. From all the participating institutions representatives met up in Trento, to catch up, discuss research findings, showcase prototypes and work together in small-scale co-design workshops.

meSch Workshop at CA2M: Using Cultural Heritage Encounters to Enact Social Interaction

October 17, 2013 Paloma Díaz Pérez

The meSch team at the University Carlos III Madrid (UC3M) is organizing workshops with cultural heritage managers and students, curators and visitors of exhibitions to understand how they envision future digital encounters with cultural settings. In this post we report on the first workhop at the Centro de [...]

An Interview with the Riverside Transport Museum in Glasgow on their design approach to interactive installations

October 14, 2013 Loraine Clarke

In the meSch project museums and heritage sites and their staff are consulted and involved in the co-design process of the development of the meSch toolkit for creating interactive tangible exhibits with smart objects. This includes the three museums that are involved in the project as a partner, [...]

Co-Designing Tangible Interactions at Sheffield General Cemetery

October 5, 2013 Luigina Ciolfi

Over the past six months, the meSch team at Sheffield Hallam University has worked with staff and volunteers of the historic Sheffield General Cemetery to discuss and explore novel interaction strategies for visitors of the cemetery by means of the meSch approach of mixing tangible interaction between visitors [...]

New on the Website: Short Video Clip Presenting the Companion Novel prototype

September 27, 2013 admin

The meSch team at Sheffield Hallam University made a video about a meSch prototype, which can now be seen on the meSch website. The clip is a demo of the Companion Novel, a book-like device that allows visitors of an outdoor heritage site to select a theme and [...]

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