April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Demonstrations: Description

Web Dissemination of Cultural Content Through Information Landscapes   go to paper

Massimo Bergamasco, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Italy
Marcello Carrozzino, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Italy
Chiara Evangelista, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Emanuele Ruffaldi, Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Italy
Veronica Neri, PERCRO - Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Italy

We will demonstrate the philosophy underlying the Information Landscapes concept, the tools which compose the authoring framework and a selected set of case studies which illustrate the potentialities of such a means to distribute knowledge over the web. The case studies are related to novel ways to present textual information as that contained in books (The Little Prince and Dante’s Inferno), more complex information as that related to art collections (Lucca Graphic Arts), and even semi-abstract virtual environment where layers of 2D and 3D data concur to describe structured multimedia, and even multimodal, information (The Galileo Museum of Science). These case studies will be discussed on the basis of design (such as the level of abstraction of the landscape, the spatial layout, the presence of multimedia elements), usability (such as the ease of information retrieval, navigation etc.) and educational considerations.

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Keywords: information landscapes, virtual environments, 3D Web, interaction, immersion