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Visitor Perceptions of the Potential for Virtual Reality in a Small Museum

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Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)

Human Computer Interaction Conference

4 - 6 July 2018

Virtual Reality, Immersive Technologies, Museums

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      Virtual reality offers museums the possibility of creating immersive and interactive user experiences which have not hitherto been possible. It is essential, however, to take into consideration the views, attitudes and experiences of the visitors to museums to achieve the maximum impact of these technologies. We present the results of a survey of visitors to a small museum, undertaken as part of the design work for a VR installation. The results show a good awareness of virtual reality among the museum’s visitors and some experience with it, as well as a clear interest in it as a way of enhancing the museum experience.

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            Dept. of Information Technology

            Limerick Institute of Technology
            Dept. of Design & Visual Art

            IADT Dún Laoghaire
            July 2018
            July 2018
            : 1-5
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            Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
            Belfast, UK
            4 - 6 July 2018
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