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Moving Beyond the Virtual Museum: Engaging Visitors Emotionally

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Title of host publication23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM), Dublin, 2017, pp. 1-8.
DatePublished - 26 Apr 2018
Number of pages8
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4494-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-4495-9


In this paper, we firstly critique the state of the art on Virtual Museums (VM) in an effort to expose the many opportunities available to enroll these spaces into transformative and engaging cultural experiences. We then outline our attempts to stretch beyond the usual VM in order to connect it to visitors in a measurably emotional, participatory, interactive and social fashion. We discuss the foundations for a conceptual framework for the creation of VMs, grounded in a user-centered design methodology and related design and evaluation guidelines. We then introduce two main cultural heritage sites, which are used as case studies at the core of our efforts, and conclude by describing the many challenges they bring for pushing the boundaries on the human-felt impact of the virtual museum.

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  • virtual museum, emotive storytelling, user-centered design methodology

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