C3RI Research Seminar - Designing for Meaningful Visitor Engagement at a Living History Museum with Luigina Ciolfi
Speaker: Luigina Ciolfi
Dr Luigina Ciolfi is Reader in Communication in the Communication and Computing Research Centre – C3RI. Her research falls within the multidisciplinary area of human-centred computing and is studying the use, design and evaluation of technologies in complex social and physical settings such as heritage sites, transitional spaces, work environments and on the move. She has expertise in communication sciences, human-computer interaction, CSCW and interaction design.
Title: Designing for Meaningful Visitor Engagement at a Living History Museum
The talk will present an interactive installation designed to facilitate and support visitor engagement in a living history museum. Little research thus far has explored how interaction design can bring added value to living history museums, although they present great potential for participation, interactivity and engagement. The talk will discuss the design process and rationale for a prototype installation - "Reminisce" - developed for a living history museum in Ireland called Bunratty Folk Park, and will present exemplars of empirical data showing how the system merged into the site facilitating an engaging experience for visitors.