Moving Inside the Box: Interacting with Interpretation of Historical Artefacts Through Tangible Augmented Reality

Kobeisse, Suzanne ORCID: 0000-0001-8566-1032 and Holmquist, Lars Erik (2023) Moving Inside the Box: Interacting with Interpretation of Historical Artefacts Through Tangible Augmented Reality. In: Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Multimedia in Asia, MMAsia 2023, 6th - 8th December 2023, Tainan, Taiwan. ISBN 9798400702051

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We present ARcheoBox, a walk-up-and-use prototype for interacting with interpretation of historical artefacts using tangible augmented reality. ARcheoBox enables users to manipulate virtual representations and interact with interpretation of historical artefacts using cylinder-shaped generic proxies. We also leverage the user interactions with interpretation using three interaction techniques “Move”, “Rotate”, and “Flip” as output modalities in AR. The prototype consists of a wooden box, a tablet display, and generic proxies, which means ARcheoBox does not require any head-mounted displays (HMDs), handheld controllers, or haptic gloves. We conducted a user study with 25 participants in which the findings demonstrate the advantages of tangible AR over more conventional interaction modalities presented in museums such as touch screens. Finally, we present a set of design recommendations for designing tangible AR that enhances the user’s interaction experience with historical artefacts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Augmented reality; Cultural heritage; Historical artefacts; Interaction techniques; Prototyping; Tangible interfaces
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice and Theory
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2024 14:51
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2024 15:20

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