Exhibiting Emotion: Capturing Visitors’ Emotional Responses to Museum Artefacts

Alelis, Genevieve and Bobrowicz, Ania and Ang, Chee Siang (2013) Exhibiting Emotion: Capturing Visitors’ Emotional Responses to Museum Artefacts. Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience in Novel Technological Environments , 8014 . pp. 429-438. ISSN 0302-9743. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39238-2_47) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The museum provides the perfect setting for the convergence of culture, reflection, personal connections, and communication, and many museums supplement these visitor experiences through the use of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) systems. While there has been past HCI research on various combinations of these four areas, the overall goal of this study is to explore the emotional links museum visitors make while encompassing all four areas through the use of engaging HCI technologies. This paper reports on the results of a study carried out at the Powell-Cotton Museum, a local ethnographic museum located in south-east Kent, UK. Using structured interviews and thematic analysis, visitors’ emotional responses to museum artefacts were analysed. Findings suggest that when given the task of providing emotional responses to artefacts, visitors are motivated to find meaningful and personal connections.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2013 11:57 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014 11:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35909 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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