Viking VR: Designing a Virtual Reality Experience for a Museum

Schofield, G., Beale, G. , Smith, N. , Fell, M., Hook, J., Hadley, D., Murphy, D., Richards, J. and Thresh, L. (2018) Viking VR: Designing a Virtual Reality Experience for a Museum. In: Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2018 (DIS '18), Hong Kong, China, 09-13 Jun 2018, pp. 805-815. ISBN 9781450351980 (doi: 10.1145/3196709.3196714)

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Viking VR is a Virtual Reality exhibit through which viewers can experience the sights and sounds of a 9th Century Viking encampment. Created as part of a major museum exhibition, the experience was developed by an interdisciplinary team consisting of artists, archaeologists, curators and researchers. In this paper, approaches to the design of authentic, informative and compelling VR experiences for Cultural Heritage contexts are discussed. We also explore issues surrounding interaction design for the long-term deployment of VR experiences in museums and discuss the challenges of VR authoring workflows for interdisciplinary teams.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:VR Vikings was supported by the EPSRC funded Digital Creativity Labs (EP/M023265/1) and University of York’s Impact Accelerator scheme (through EPSRC grant EP/R51181X/1). It was also supported by funding from the York Centre for Digital Heritage. Continuing support is provided by the AHRC funded project ‘Within the walls of York Gaol: Memory, Place and the Immersive Museum (AH/R008701/1).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Smith, Dr Nicole and Beale, Dr Gareth
Authors: Schofield, G., Beale, G., Smith, N., Fell, M., Hook, J., Hadley, D., Murphy, D., Richards, J., and Thresh, L.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Association for Computing Machinery
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '18): 805-815
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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