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Practicalities of developing and deploying a handheld multimedia guide for museum visitors

Linge, N, Booth, KM and Parsons, DJ 2016, 'Practicalities of developing and deploying a handheld multimedia guide for museum visitors' , in: Place-Based Spaces for Networked Learning , Routledge, pp. 160-176. (Unpublished)

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Museums and galleries provide a context for people’s lives regardless of the nature of their collections, subject coverage, size, or location. Collectively they offer an enormous educational resource and are increasingly repositioning themselves as both formal and informal learning environments. However, a limitation in physical space inevitably creates a conflict between displaying artifacts in an appealing manner and providing sufficient supporting material to stimulate learning. Equally, the collections which museums and galleries hold are generally much larger than can be put on public display, resulting in a significant amount of this valuable resource remaining hidden from view. Consequently, museums and galleries have been turning to technology to enhance the visitor experience, whether for education or pleasure. In this chapter we discuss some of the challenges museums and galleries face when designing handheld technologies with learning purposes, such as museum guides.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138850880
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Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: N Linge
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 15:04
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2016 15:04

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