Studying a community of volunteers at a historic cemetery to inspire interaction concepts

CIOLFI, Luigina and PETRELLI, Daniela (2015). Studying a community of volunteers at a historic cemetery to inspire interaction concepts. In: Communities & Technologies 2015, Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June 2015. (In Press)

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Abstract

We present empirical fieldwork conducted in collaboration with a local community of cultural heritage volunteers at the historic Sheffield General Cemetery, in order to inform and realise concepts for interactive installations. The volunteers take care of the site and of its visitors and perform a variety of important activities for preservation and outreach. With the purpose of co-envisioning and co-designing novel technological interventions to support the volunteers in engaging visitors and communicating the heritage site to the public, we have embarked on collaboration with the Cemetery Trust. In this paper we describe a particular study, conducted to glean an understanding of the volunteers’ practices, concerns and strategies. We conclude by presenting a number of interaction concepts developed as part of co-design workshops and brainstorming sessions involving the volunteers that address their concerns and needs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
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Depositing User: Luigina Ciolfi
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2015 11:00
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 21:41
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10134

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