Shaking the dead: multimodal location based experiences for un-stewarded archaeological sites

McGookin, D., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Bergstrom-Lehtovirta, J. and Brewster, S. (2012) Shaking the dead: multimodal location based experiences for un-stewarded archaeological sites. In: 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Making Sense Through Design, NordiCHI'12, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-17 Oct 2012, pp. 199-208.

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Abstract

We consider how visits to un-stewarded historical and archaeological sites - those that are unstaffed and have few visible archaeological remains - can be augmented with multimodal interaction to create more engaging experiences. We developed and evaluated a mobile application that allowed multimodal exploration of a rural Roman fort. Sixteen primary school children used the application to explore the fort. Issues, including the influence of visual remains, were identified and compared with findings from a second study with eight users at a separate site. From these, we determined key design implications around the importance of physical space, group work and interaction with the auditory data.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Vazquez-Alvarez, Dr Yolanda and Brewster, Professor Stephen and McGookin, Dr David
Authors: McGookin, D., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Bergstrom-Lehtovirta, J., and Brewster, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:ACM Press

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