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Re-tracing the past: mixing realities in museum settings

Fraser, Mike; Bowers, John; Brundell, Pat; O'Malley, Claire; Reeves, Stuart; Benford, Steve; Ciolfi, Luigina; Ferris, Kieran; Gallagher, Paul; Hall, Tony; Bannon, Liam; Taxén, Gustav; Hellström, Sten Olof

Authors

Mike Fraser

John Bowers

Pat Brundell

Claire O'Malley

Stuart Reeves

Steve Benford

Luigina Ciolfi

Kieran Ferris

Paul Gallagher

Tony Hall

Liam Bannon

Gustav Taxén

Sten Olof Hellström



Abstract

Interactive exhibits are now commonplace in museum settings. However, many technologies co-exist uneasily
with more traditional methods of display. In this paper we
describe a design strategy for mixing realities in museum
spaces. An approach is adopted for developing `interactives'
which complement rather than replace conventional
methods. Our approach is explored through an exhibition
which provides visitors with the opportunity to hear and
leave opinions on unclassified historical artefacts. An
analysis of visitor interaction reveals that avoiding
simulation of established methods can allow visitors to
weave novel and traditional practices. These results indicate
designs for mixing realities in broader settings.

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APA6 Citation Fraser, M., Bowers, J., Brundell, P., O'Malley, C., Reeves, S., Benford, S., …Hellström, S. O. Re-tracing the past: mixing realities in museum settings
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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