Bridging the gap between the digital and the physical: design and evaluation of a mobile augmented reality guide for the museum visit

Areti Damala, Pierre Cubaud, Anne Bationo, Pascal Houlier, Isabelle Marchal

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Abstract

Can Augmented Reality (AR) techniques inform the design and implementation of a mobile multimedia guide for the museum setting? Drawing from our experience both on previous mobile museum guides projects and in AR technology, we present a fully functional prototype of an AR-enabled mobile multimedia museum guide, designed and implemented for the Museum of Fine Arts in Rennes, France. We report on the life cycle of the prototype and the methodology employed for the AR approach as well as on the selected mixed method evaluation process; finally, the first results emerging from quantitative evaluation are discussed, supported by evidence and findings from the qualitative part of the assessment process. We conclude with lessons learned during the full circle of conception, implementation, testing and assessment of the guide.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA '08)
Place of PublicationNew York, NY.
Pages120-127
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event3rd International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA '08) - Athens, Greece
Duration: 10 Sep 201512 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA '08)
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period10/09/1512/09/15

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Keywords

  • museum
  • Augmented Reality
  • evaluation
  • museum visiting experience
  • mobile Augmented Reality
  • mobile museum guides

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Damala, A., Cubaud, P., Bationo, A., Houlier, P., & Marchal, I. (2008). Bridging the gap between the digital and the physical: design and evaluation of a mobile augmented reality guide for the museum visit. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA '08) (pp. 120-127). New York, NY.. https://doi.org/10.1145/1413634.1413660