Augmented Reality in Museum Environments

University essay from Lunds universitet/Ergonomi och aerosolteknologi

Abstract: Over the years, Human Computer Interaction has gone through remarkable change, starting from mere on/off switches to modern computer interface which is derived from typewriter. Recently, with the increased processing capabilities of handheld devices, a lot of new interaction methods are emerging, among them is Augmented Reality (AR). In this work, we have presented a study in which AR based interaction method is explored in context of Digital Cultural Heritage. A mixed method approach is used where at first; we have conducted a systematic literature review of the area to gain from other similar studies and later based on this we have developed a prototype AR application in a case study of Uppåkra temple exhibit with Active interaction and Passive interaction methods. We conclude from user evaluation that Passive interaction is the most favorable one and that the visitors are interested in enduring presence of such exhibits in Lund University Historical Museum.

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