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Gifting personal interpretations in galleries

Fosh, Lesley; Benford, Steve; Reeves, Stuart; Koleva, Boriana

Authors

Lesley Fosh lesley.fosh@nottingham.ac.uk

STEVE BENFORD steve.benford@nottingham.ac.uk
Dunford Chair in Computer Science



Abstract

The designers of mobile guides for museums and galleries face three major challenges: fostering rich interpretation, delivering deep personalization, and enabling a coherent social visit. We propose an approach to tackling all three simultaneously by inviting visitors to design an interpretation that is specifically tailored for a friend or loved one that they then experience together. We describe a trial of this approach at a contemporary art gallery, revealing how visitors designed personal and sometimes provocative experiences for people they knew well. We reveal how pairs of visitors negotiated these experiences together, showing how our approach could deliver intense experiences for both, but also required them to manage social risk. By interpreting our findings through the lens of ‘gift giving’ we shed new light on ongoing explorations of interpretation, personalization and social visiting within HCI.

Citation

Fosh, L., Benford, S., Reeves, S., & Koleva, B. (2014). Gifting personal interpretations in galleries. In CHI 2014 : conference proceedings: the 32nd annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto, Canada, April 26 - May 1, 2014

Conference Name SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014)
Start Date Apr 26, 2014
End Date May 1, 2014
Publication Date Apr 26, 2014
Deposit Date Mar 18, 2015
Publicly Available Date Mar 18, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title CHI 2014 : conference proceedings: the 32nd annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto, Canada, April 26 - May 1, 2014
ISBN 9781450324731
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/28312
Publisher URL http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2556288.2557259
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Published in: CHI '14: proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2473-1. pp. 625-634, doi: 10.1145/2556288.2557259

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