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Exploring Whole-Body Interaction and Design for Museums

Price, S; Sakr, M; Jewitt, C; (2016) Exploring Whole-Body Interaction and Design for Museums. Interacting with Computers , 28 (5) pp. 569-583. 10.1093/iwc/iwv032. Green open access

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Abstract

Museums increasingly use digital technology to enhance exhibition experiences for families, notably in relation to physically mediated installations for young children through Natural User Interfaces. Yet little is known about how families and children engage with such installations and the kinds of interactive experiences they engender in museum spaces. This paper addresses a pressing need for research to adopt an analytical focus on the body during such digitally mediated interactions in order to understand how bodily interaction contributes to meaning making in the museum context. It reports an observation study of families and children interacting with a Whole-body Interface (using Kinect) in the context of an installation in a museum exhibit on rare Chinese paintings. The study shows how the installation design engenders particular forms of bodily interaction, collaboration and meaning making. It also contributes design insights into whole body interaction installations in museums and public spaces.

Type: Article
Title: Exploring Whole-Body Interaction and Design for Museums
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/iwc/iwv032
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/iwc/iwv032
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Human computer interaction, Natural User Interface, Whole-body Interaction, User studies, Children, Interactive learning environments, Novel interaction devices
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1474085
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