Imprints of place: Creative expressions of the museum experience

Conference Paper

Personalization and social awareness, important aspects in the definition of a place, are traditionally overlooked in the design of technology for museums. We describe Imprints, a system to enhance the role of visitor participation beyond information receiver to active creator of sense of place. Overall response to the Imprints system is explored through interviews and log analysis of use. Despite some usability issues, response to the system was positive, and it was appropriated for both personalization and awareness of others. The results suggest an opportunity to introduce technology that plays with the dynamic between private expression and public presence in the traditional environment of the art museum.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Boehner, K; Thom-Santelli, J; Zoss, A; Gay, G; Hall, JS; Barrett, T

Published Date

  • December 1, 2005

Published In

  • Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings

Start / End Page

  • 1220 - 1223

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 1595930027

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781595930026

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1145/1056808.1056881

Citation Source

  • Scopus