The Application of Novel Technology in Cultural Heritage Graph Theory, Combinatorics and Algorithms The Application of Novel Technology in Cultural Heritage Graph Theory, Combinatorics and Algorithms ???? The Application of Novel Technology in Cultural Heritage Graph Theory, Combinatorics and Algorithms

 

Maria Francesca Costabile

Universitta degli Studi di Bari, Italy


Enriching People's Experience with Archaeological Parks through Pervasive Technology

 

Cultural heritage assets keep alive the history of a territory and of its inhabitants. Information and communication technologies have a great potential to promote a greater awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage. In the last decade, at the Interaction, Visualization and Usability (IVU) Lab of the University of Bari (Italy) we have been working at the design, development and evaluation of software systems supporting people during their visits to historical sites and museums, with the goal of improving the overall user experience. In particular, we focused on pervasive games, which combine game and physical reality, going towards a more dynamic and social experience. In the talk, we will first illustrate Explore!, a mobile learning framework incorporating a pedagogical technique in the form of the excursion-game, and a reusable technological architecture, which can be adapted to different historical sites by inputting appropriate content. Other games implemented on large interactive displays will be presented, as well as recent work we have performed in order to support professional guides to create personalized visiting experiences.

 

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