RelicPad: A hands-on, mobile approach to collaborative exploration of virtual museum artifacts

Steven Neale, Winyu Chinthammit, Christopher Lueg, Paddy Nixon

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Abstract

In an ideal world, physical museum artefacts could be touched, handled, examined and passed between interested viewers by hand. Unfortunately, this is not always possible – artefacts may be too fragile to handle or pass around, or groups of people with mutual interests in objects may not be in the same location. This can be problematic when attempting to explain or make sense of the physical properties of artefacts.To address these problems, we propose that direct manipulation of 3D content based on real-world interaction metaphors can help collaborators (both co and remotely located) to construct personal and mutual physical and spatial awareness of artefacts, while networked communication and collaboration allow for ideas and knowledge to be exchanged and shared.We present our interpretations from two studies of RelicPad, a tablet-based application that allows users to manually manipulate museum artefacts and to ‘point out’ areas of interest to each other using 3D annotations, facilitating a mutual awareness of spatial properties and referencing during discussion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Part 1
EditorsPaula Kotzé, Gary Marsden, Gitte Lindgaard, Janet Wesson, Marco Winckler
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages86-103
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783642404832
ISBN (Print)9783642404825
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013 - Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013

Conference

Conference14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013
Abbreviated titleINTERACT 2013
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period2/09/136/09/13

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    Neale, S., Chinthammit, W., Lueg, C., & Nixon, P. (2013). RelicPad: A hands-on, mobile approach to collaborative exploration of virtual museum artifacts. In P. Kotzé, G. Marsden, G. Lindgaard, J. Wesson, & M. Winckler (Eds.), Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013: Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Part 1 (pp. 86-103). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40483-2_7