UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Micro-augmentations: situated calibration of a novel non-tactile, peripheral museum technology

O'Brien, JR; Antoniou, A; Bardon, T; Barnes, A; Virk, D; (2015) Micro-augmentations: situated calibration of a novel non-tactile, peripheral museum technology. In: Karanikolas, N and Akoumianakis, D and Nikolaidou, M and Vergados, D and Xenos, M, (eds.) PCI '15: Proceedings of the 19th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics. (pp. pp. 229-234). ACM: New York, USA. Green open access

[thumbnail of Micro-augmentations.pdf]
Preview
Text
Micro-augmentations.pdf - Published Version

Download (40kB) | Preview

Abstract

Micro-augmentations provide novel ways to interact directly with the past. This is a new concept that uses minimum stimulation to achieve maximum effects in spaces of cultural heritage. We experiment with new implicitly interactive and almost transparent museum technologies to create a holistic emotional visitor experience and solve a number of museum problems (i.e. misconceptions, intra-group communications, and visitor engagement). The paper presents the rationale for the design decisions, as well as the technical challenges faced during implementation. Audio micro-augmentations were firstly used at the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology. Initial user testing data from the system's calibration phase at that museum revealed the entertaining and learning potential of the application, together with issues for future development.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Micro-augmentations: situated calibration of a novel non-tactile, peripheral museum technology
Event: PCI '15: 19th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics, 1-3 October 2015, Athens, Greece
Dates: 01 October 2015 - 03 October 2015
ISBN-13: 9781450335515
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/2801948.2801959
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1145/2801948.2801959
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: Augmented reality, museum, Design, Experimentation, Human Factors
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1502200
Downloads since deposit
62Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item