From the deposit to the exhibit floor: an exploration on giving museum objects personality and social life

MARSHALL, Mark T., DULAKE, Nick, PETRELLI, Daniela and KOCKELKORN, Hub (2015). From the deposit to the exhibit floor: an exploration on giving museum objects personality and social life. In: CHI EA '15. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, NY, USA, ACM, 1917-1922.

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Abstract

Museum objects have fascinating stories but are often presented in a detached, objective way that tends to keep visitors at a distance. In a collaborative research we have explored a different way to present museum objects: fifteen exhibits from the museum deposit compete for one of the four display cases on the exhibit floor. Objects are given a personal voice and a character and they talk directly to the visitor: those that capture visitors' interest as physical presence or Twitter conversation stay on display; the lower scorer is replaced. We report the co-design and preliminary evaluation carried out in the museum with both museum professionals and casual visitors.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, held Apr 18-23, 2015, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1145/2702613.2732872
Depositing User: Mark Marshall
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 10:29
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 16:37
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9792

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