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Design of an Appreciation Support System for Public Art Using Mobile Phones

Kiyoka Fushimi, Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University, Japan; Hirokazu Yoshimura, Hosei University, Japan; Hiromi Sekiguchi, Oita Prefectural College of Arts and College, Japan; Takahiro Anasako, Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University, Japan; Hiroyuki Une, Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University, Japan; and Karin Barac, Griffith University, Australia

Abstract

The purpose of this study is the development of a navigation system that will help enhance appreciation for urban art by connecting viewers with other people's thoughts and opinions of art pieces. Hiroshima, located in western Japan, has many works of public art that have assumed a theme of peace. However, in Japan, it seems that the appreciation of art is restricted to the elite, and the majority of people do not seem interested enough to visit art museums. We have designed a system that allows users to share an appreciation of public art in urban spaces by using their mobile phones.

Keywords: user-centered design, public art, collaboration, mobile phones, art appreciation

Design of an Appreciation Support System for Public Art Using Mobile Phones

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user-centered design
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collaboration
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mobile phones
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public art
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art appreciation
Abstract: 

The purpose of this study is the development of a navigation system that will help enhance appreciation for urban art by connecting viewers with other people’s thoughts and opinions of art pieces. Hiroshima, located in western Japan, has many works of public art that have assumed a theme of peace.

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Paper - in formal session