Moving Beyond the Virtual Museum: Engaging Visitors Emotionally

Perry, S., Roussou, M., Economou, M. , Pujol-Tost, L. and Young, H. (2018) Moving Beyond the Virtual Museum: Engaging Visitors Emotionally. In: 23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM 2017), Dublin, Ireland, 31 Oct - 04 Nov 2017, ISBN 9781538644959 (doi:10.1109/VSMM.2017.8346276)

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In this paper, we firstly critique the state of the art on Virtual Museums (VM) in an effort to expose the many opportunities available to enroll these spaces into transformative and engaging cultural experiences. We then outline our attempts to stretch beyond the usual VM in order to connect it to visitors in a measurably emotional, participatory, interactive and social fashion. We discuss the foundations for a conceptual framework for the creation of VMs, grounded in a user-centered design methodology and related design and evaluation guidelines. We then introduce two main cultural heritage sites, which are used as case studies at the core of our efforts, and conclude by describing the many challenges they bring for pushing the boundaries on the human-felt impact of the virtual museum.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Virtual museum, emotive storytelling, user-centered design methodology.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Young, Dr Hilary and Economou, Professor Maria and Pujol-Tost, Dr Laia
Authors: Perry, S., Roussou, M., Economou, M., Pujol-Tost, L., and Young, H.
Subjects:A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Research Group:EMOTIVE
Published Online:26 April 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 IEEE
First Published:First published in the Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM 2017)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy
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730901EMOTIVEMaria EconomouEuropean Commission (EC)727188HU - INFORMATION STUDIES