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Portable Computers & Interactive Multimedia: a new paradigm for interpreting museum collections


TitlePortable Computers & Interactive Multimedia: a new paradigm for interpreting museum collections
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsEvans, J. A., & Sterry P.
Secondary TitleCultural Heritage Informatics: Selected papers from ichim99: the International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
EditorBearman, D., & Trant J.
Keywordsichim, ICHIM99
Abstract

This paper describes a GEMISIS doctoral research project nearing completion at the University of Salford, U.K. and offers some preliminary findings. The aim of the project was to design an interactive multimedia application, for a portable computer in a museum setting, to assess the application as an aid to interpretation and to examine its impact on the visitor's understanding and enjoyment of the museum experience. It will discuss the introduction of portable computers into museum galleries, briefly describe the design and development process of the interactive multimedia application, review the methodology employed and provide a summary of preliminary findings.

URLhttp://www.archimuse.com/publishing/ichim99/evans.pdf