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Interactive sensory objects for improving access to heritage

Allen, K. ORCID:, Hollingworth, N., Hwang, F. ORCID:, Minnion, A., Kwiatowska, G., Lowe, T. and Weldin, N. (2013) Interactive sensory objects for improving access to heritage. In: CHI EA '13 CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 27 Apr - 2 May 2013, Paris, pp. 2899-2902,

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In this project we explore how to enhance the experience and understanding of cultural heritage in museums and heritage sites by creating interactive multisensory objects collaboratively with artists, technologists and people with learning disabilities. We focus here on workshops conducted during the first year of a three year project in which people with learning disabilities each constructed a 'sensory box' to represent their experiences of Speke Hall, a heritage site in the UK. The box is developed further in later workshops which explore aspects of physicality and how to appeal to the entire range of senses, making use of Arduino technology and basic sensors to enable an interactive user experience.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:33506
Uncontrolled Keywords:Interactive sensory objects; learning disabilities
Publisher:ACM New York, NY, USA ©2013

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