Containers of Stories: using co-design and digital augmentation to empower the museum community and create novel experiences of heritage at a house museum

CLAISSE, Caroline, CIOLFI, Luigina and PETRELLI, Daniela (2017). Containers of Stories: using co-design and digital augmentation to empower the museum community and create novel experiences of heritage at a house museum. In: EAD 12 : 12 European Academy of Design Conference, Rome, 12-14 April 2017. EAD. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper presents current research on the design and evaluation of tangible interaction within house museums – a particular type of heritage site. Containers of Stories was an interactive installation co-designed with the volunteers at the Bishops’ House museum, one of the few surviving Tudor buildings in Sheffield, UK. Dating from the 16th century, the house was turned into a museum in the 1970s for its historical and social importance and is now managed by a community of local volunteers who constantly needs to increase both visitors’ interest and awareness of the place for its survival. The experience of co-designing Containers of Stories pushed the volunteers beyond day-to-day management toward more creative and curatorial roles. This paper gives insights on how this hybrid physical-digital installation succeeded in engaging visitors in new ways with heritage that has the potential to strengthen the resilience of the community.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Luigina Ciolfi
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 11:40
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 23:28
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15587

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