The Fabricated Diorama: Tactile Relief and Context-aware Technology for Visually Impaired Audiences

dc.contributor.authorSamaroudi, Myrsinien_US
dc.contributor.authorEchavarria, Karina Rodriguezen_US
dc.contributor.authorSong, Ranen_US
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Rogeren_US
dc.contributor.editorTobias Schreck and Tim Weyrich and Robert Sablatnig and Benjamin Stularen_US
dc.description.abstractThe recent popularity of digital fabrication has stimulated cultural heritage professionals to utilise such technologies for a variety of processes, including the creation of digitally fabricated handling objects. The design and production of these objects or replicas, as commonly known, depends on choices that do not only limit themselves to a variety of technologies. This paper presents a focused contribution towards increasing the understanding of the heritage community on how to introduce digitally fabricated objects within context-aware museum experiences for different audiences. The purpose of the project is to enhance enjoyment, learning and appreciation of cultural and natural heritage while avoiding the ''technological fetishism'' which often appears along with the introduction of new technologies. In particular, the paper presents research focusing on the needs of visually impaired and blind audiences; it describes the development of a context-aware tactile experience within the Booth Museum in Brighton (UK); evaluates the developments with this target audience; and presents the preliminary results of the research.en_US
dc.description.sectionheadersEducation and Creation
dc.description.seriesinformationEurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage
dc.publisherThe Eurographics Associationen_US
dc.subjectComputing methodologies
dc.subjectComputer graphics
dc.subjectApplied computing
dc.subjectArts and humanities
dc.titleThe Fabricated Diorama: Tactile Relief and Context-aware Technology for Visually Impaired Audiencesen_US
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