Towards an Interaction Blueprint for Mixed Reality Experiences in GLAM Spaces: The Augmented Telegrapher at Porthcurno Museum

Scott, Michael James and Parker, Alcwyn and Powley, Edward and Saunders, Rob and Lee, Jenny and Herring, Phoebe and Brown, Douglas and Krzywinska, Tanya (2018) Towards an Interaction Blueprint for Mixed Reality Experiences in GLAM Spaces: The Augmented Telegrapher at Porthcurno Museum. In: Proceedings of the 32nd BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference, 2-6 July, 2018, Belfast, NI. (In Press)

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Abstract / Summary

Emerging mixed reality (MR) technologies, such as Microsoft HoloLens, present many exciting opportunities to the heritage sector. For example, the development of immersive experiences within gallery, library, archive, and museum (GLAM) spaces. Previous work on virtual and augmented reality (AR/VR) in such spaces is often limited to meta-layers of information beyond traditional modes. However, the affordances of MR potentially offer new ways to design content beyond AR/VR that can engage users as performers upon the stage of historically resonant and artistically charged places. This work-in-progress paper examines the case of the Augmented Telegrapher under development at Porthcurno Museum. A pilot study with 30 participants examined how to situate the Augmented Telegrapher into the context of a multi-player game, with particular attention given to which interaction style is more suitable: the use of sensors and gestures to manipulate virtual objects, or a tangible user interface grounded by relevant physical objects. Experimentation reveals a statistically significant difference in time taken to complete a data entry task (d = 1.32, p < .01) and data entry errors (d = 1.24, p < .01). This highlights several challenges in the manipulation of virtual objects, most notably the difficulty of manipulating virtual objects using unnatural maps of artificial gestures to intentions. This work-in-progress paper briefly outlines future directions in response to these challenges, paving the way towards an interaction design blueprint for mixed-reality experiences in GLAM spaces.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Computer Science, Information & General Works
Technology > Digital Works > Digital Artefact
Technology > Digital Works > Digital Games
Courses by Department: The Games Academy > Computing for Games
Depositing User: Michael Scott
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2018 09:50
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2018 09:50
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2879

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