Kurio: A museum guide for families

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Yes, item is peer reviewed.
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Faculty/Staff
Final version published as: 

Wakkary, Ron; Hatala, Marek; Muise, Kevin; Tanenbaum, Karen; Corness, Greg; Mohabbati, Bardia, & Budd, Jim. (2009). Kurio: A museum guide for families. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI '09), 215-222. doi:10.1145/1517664.1517712

Date created: 
2009
Keywords: 
Tangible user interface
Learning
Social interaction
Hybrid system
Group
Families
Group interaction
Museums
Abstract: 

We discuss three design strategies for improving the quality of social interaction and learning with interactive museum guides: 1) embodied interaction; 2) game-learning; 3) a hybrid system. We used these strategies in our prototype Kurio, which is aimed at supporting families visiting museums. The results of our evaluation show positive implications of implementing the design strategies: closing the social gap, naturalizing technology, and supporting exploration and discovery in learning.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Article
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Canadian Heritage
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