Gifting personal interpretations in galleries

Fosh, Lesley and Benford, Steve and Reeves, Stuart and Koleva, Boriana (2014) Gifting personal interpretations in galleries. In: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014), April 26 - May 1 2014, Toronto, Canada.

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The designers of mobile guides for museums and galleries face three major challenges: fostering rich interpretation, delivering deep personalization, and enabling a coherent social visit. We propose an approach to tackling all three simultaneously by inviting visitors to design an interpretation that is specifically tailored for a friend or loved one that they then experience together. We describe a trial of this approach at a contemporary art gallery, revealing how visitors designed personal and sometimes provocative experiences for people they knew well. We reveal how pairs of visitors negotiated these experiences together, showing how our approach could deliver intense experiences for both, but also required them to manage social risk. By interpreting our findings through the lens of 'gift giving' we shed new light on ongoing explorations of interpretation, personalization and social visiting within HCI.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in: CHI '14: proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2473-1, pp. 625-634 , doi: 10.1145/2556288.2557259.
Keywords: Galleries, Museums, Visiting, Mobile guides, Collaboration, Gifting, Interpretation, Personalization
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Reeves, Stuart
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2015 10:26
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 20:14

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