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Creating user-generated content for location-based learning: an authoring framework

Paper published in Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning in 2012. Full details here; paper can be downloaded here. Abstract: Two recent emerging trends are that of Web 2.0, where users actively create content and publish it on the Web and also … Continue reading

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Tate Visitor-Generated Content

By Rosie Cardiff Tate Tate has been running projects that invite visitors to the galleries and the website to contribute their own content for many years. For example, the Tate Tales blog, where children submit stories inspired by art works, started … Continue reading

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Museums and the Internet: Digital Reciprocation

By Carl Hogsden Museum of Archeaology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge Throughout the last decade, the web has increasingly been seen as one means to encourage visitors to contribute information to museums. But how useful is this, particularly when viewed … Continue reading

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“Run mummy run”: negotiating communicative tensions in the design and use of digital installations that facilitate visitor-generated content in public exhibitions

By Areti Galani (1) and Rachel Clarke (2) (1) International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle University; (2) Digital Interaction Group, Culture Lab, Newcastle University Cultural institutions are increasingly adopting technology to incorporate user-contributed and visitor-generated content into exhibitions and … Continue reading

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Open Museum: VGC as an emerging solution to a design challenge

By Eleonora Borelli  (1); Daniela Gaggero (1); Marco di Gennaro (1) ; Alessandra Cau  (1); Simona Perfetti   (1); Annamaria Recupero (1); and Alessandra Talamo (1)(2) (1) University of Rome “La Sapienza”, MasterUX; (2) IDEaCT lab We present a case of User … Continue reading

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Before VGC: user experience research as a key methodology for the development of digital interactive services within museal contexts

By H.C. Huynh (1), B. Mellini (2), A. Talamo (2), C. Muccitelli (3), E. Nemilova (4), and C. Tortolini (5) (1) Freelance Information Architect; (2) Sapienza University, Rome; (3) Freelance UX Designer; (4) Freelance Psychologist; (5) C28 S.r.l. The talk aims at explore … Continue reading

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“Social Interpretation” as a catalyst for organisational change

By Carolyn Royston and Jeremy Ottevanger Imperial War Museums The “Social Interpretation” R&D project at the Imperial War Museums (IWM) was a cross-platform investigation of how gallery visitors and web and mobile users interact with our digitised collections. It addressed a … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Workhouses

By Juliet Sprake and Peter Rogers Pi Studio, Goldsmiths, University of London This paper describes two approaches to physical exploration of buildings preserved for their social history that involve visitors in a process of ‘filling the gaps’.  The first approach … Continue reading

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QRator and the Grant Museum of Zoology

By Jack Ashby Grant Museum of Zoology, University College London QRator is a ground-breaking programme that allows visitors to generate answers to – and share conversations about – questions about the role of science in society and the way that museums … Continue reading

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Presence, Experience, Exchange: Thinking beyond ‘visitor generated content’ at Wellcome Collection

By Danny Birchall Wellcome Collection During the last three years, London’s Wellcome Collection has invited visitors’ contributions as part of both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Visitors have been asked to recall their experiences of taking drugs, and of the death of … Continue reading

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