Shaping experiences in the Hunt Museum: a design case study

FERRIS, Kieran, BANNON, Liam, CIOLFI, Luigina, GALLAGHER, Paul, HALL, Tony and LENNON, Marilyn (2004). Shaping experiences in the Hunt Museum: a design case study. In: DIS '04 Proceedings of the 5th conference on Designing interactive systems: processes, practices, methods, and techniques. ACM, 205-214.

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Re-Tracing the Past: exploring objects, stories, mysteries, was an exhibition held at the Hunt Museum, in Limerick, Ireland from 9th - 19th June 2003. We attempted to create an exhibition that would be an engaging experience for visitors, that would open avenues for exploration, allow for the collec- tion of visitor opinions, and that would add to the understand- ing of material already in the Museum, rather than focus on "gee-whiz" technology. Thus our augmented environment completely hid the technology from view. A key objective was to be faithful to the ethos of the Museum, and to produce an exhibition that would stand up to scrutiny by Museum profes- sionals. This design study paper gives a flavour of the exhibi- tion by taking the reader on a tour of the whole design and development cycle - through site pictures, drawings, scenar- ios, pictures of the exhibition spaces, the interactive compo- nents, and visitor comments.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1145/1013115.1013144
Depositing User: Luigina Ciolfi
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2013 16:24
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2013 16:24

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