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. The Design Journal, 20 (sup1), S2906-S2918.

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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.

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Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router. Proceedings have been published as a supplement of The Design Journal published digitally by Taylor & Francis : Design for Next: Proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design Conference, Sapienza University of Rome, 12-14 April 2017, edited by Loredana Di Lucchio, Lorenzo Imbesi, Paul Atkinson, ISBN 978-1-138-09023-1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352801
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SWORD Depositor: Jill Hazard
Depositing User: Jill Hazard
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 14:51
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 03:59
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16695

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