Within cultural heritage, curators, exhibition designers and other professionals are increasingly involved in the design of exhibits that make use of interactive digital technologies to engage visitors in novel ways. While a body of work on the design and evaluation of interactive exhibitions exists in HCI and Interaction Design, little research has been conducted thus far on understanding how cultural heritage professionals engage in the design of interactive exhibitions in terms of their attitudes, process, expectations and understandings of technology. In this paper, we present the results from an interview study involving cultural heritage professionals and aimed at understanding their involvement in designing interactive exhibitions. Our findings could provide the HCI community with a better understanding of the strategies and aspirations of domain professionals regarding interactive exhibitions, and to identify new ways to engage with them – particularly as these professionals’ knowledge and understanding of interactive digital technologies becomes more advanced.
This paper was presented at the NODEM 2014 conference in Warsaw, Poland on 2 December 2014. It describes research carried out by the Allard Pierson Museum’s NewMediaLab, focusing on visitor’s ability to link virtual environments and real objects, as well as the role of instruction for on-gallery interactive installations.
This paper was presented at the NODEM 2014 conference, an interdisciplinary conference forum that connects various disciplines and professions related to digital cultural heritage, which took place from December 1th […]
The paper was presented in at the annual conference of CIDOC, the International Committee for Documentation of ICOM, in the session Session K: Access to Cultural Heritage. It took place from 6th – 11th of September 2014 in Dresden, Germany.
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