Families and mobile devices in museums: Designing for integrated experiences

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Unit:
NKUA research material
Department of Informatics and Telecommunications
Title:
Families and mobile devices in museums: Designing for integrated experiences
Languages of Item:
English
Abstract:
This article presents an observational study of eight families engaging with a bespoke tablet experience produced for a space science centre. It documents the various ways in which family members orientate themselves to the usage of technology in this environment, with a particular focus on the work done to manage the tablet and facilitate the engagement of younger children with the narrative of the experience. These findings are considered in the broader context of the need to design experiences that cater to engagement by families as a whole. We conclude by motivating the need for technologies that are robust in light of regular disengagement and by family members, and which provide functionality to directly support facilitation work. 2016 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).
Publication year:
2016
Authors:
Rennick-Egglestone, S.
Brundell, P.
Koleva, B.
Benford, S.
Roussou, M.
Chaffardon, C.
Journal:
Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH)
Publisher:
ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY
Volume:
9
Number:
2
Keywords:
Mobile devices, Design experience; Experience design; Facilitation work; Museum studies; Observational study; Space science, Museums
Official URL (Publisher):
DOI:
10.1145/2891416
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