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Title: Presenting cypriot cultural heritage in virtual reality: A user evaluation
Authors: Loizides, Fernando 
El Kater, Alexios 
Terlikas, Constantinos 
Lanitis, Andreas 
Michael, Despina 
Keywords: Cultural heritage;User experience;Virtual museums
Category: Other Social Sciences
Field: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Source: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Volume 8740, 2014, Pages 572-579
metadata.dc.doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-13695-0
Abstract: Check Full Text @ CUT Library|View at Publisher| Export | Download | Add to List | More... Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Volume 8740, 2014, Pages 572-579 Presenting cypriot cultural heritage in virtual reality: A user evaluation (Article) Loizides, F. , El Kater, A. , Terlikas, C. , Lanitis, A. , Michael, D. Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology, P.O. Box 50329, Lemesos, Cyprus View references (11) Abstract This paper presents a user evaluation related to the overall experience of a number of volunteers obtained by visiting two virtual museums populated with digitized Cypriot cultural heritage/art items using different virtual reality display systems. The two virtual museums used are replicas of an engraving museum and a virtual Byzantine icons museum. During the experiment visitors were able to use a Head Mounted Display or a stereoscopic Powerwall projection in order to obtain an immersive 3D experience. The results of the user evaluation indicate that both ways of presenting the museum received an equal usability score among the users but at the same time a number of drawbacks of each method were indicated. The findings of the research are crucial in enabling the use of a user-centered design process approach to improve the prototypes and develop virtual experiences for additional museums. The ultimate aim of our approach is to develop applications that showcase Cypriot Cultural Heritage in a way that attracts visitors to visit the original museums.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/9627
ISSN: 03029743
Rights: © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.
Type: Article
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