VAMCT 2013: Virtual Archaeology, Museums & Cultural Tourism Workshop

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Amidst the breathtaking setting of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi in Greece, where the Virtual Archaeology: Museums & Cultural Tourism (VAMCT 2013) Workshop was held, Maria Roussou of the University of Athens delivered an invited keynote speech on the CHESS project. The Workshop was a three day event, held on September 25-28 2013, which attracted more than 60 scholars from all over the world.

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Re-designed CHESS website launched!

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. In addition to a cleaner look, www.chessexperience.eu has many new features, including:

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The site is responsive and adapts to various screen sizes automatically. Screen items and the main menu move or change, depending on the width of the browser window.

The CHESS project's scientific publications now include abstracts and can be downloaded.

Visitors to the site can keep up with news and events related to the CHESS project.

The CHESS User Group now has a special discussion area and all articles appearing in this section can be commented by users using their Facebook, Twitter, Google or DISQUS credentials.


 

"Trajectorizing" the Acropolis Museum

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On the 3rd week of August 2013, an internal CHESS design workshop took place at the Acropolis Museum in Athens. The workshop was attended by researchers from the University of Nottingham and the University of Athens, and Acropolis Museum staff. The purpose of the workshop was to apply the "trajectories" framework to the design of the Museum's stories for CHESS.
For more on the HCI concept of trajectories, developed by the University of Nottingham, see the relevant pubication: “See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Hear Me”: Trajectories and Interpretation in a Sculpture Garden.
 
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Evaluation of mobile application at Cité de l'espace

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Six different family groups took part in an evaluation of a mobile application at the Cite de l'espace on Friday August 9, 2013. The application was developed in-house out of CHESS user studies in order to test the viability of using geolocalisation for helping visitors navigate around the site, explore objects in more detail and schedule different activities within their visit.

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Museums as Intelligent Environments workshop

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CHESS in Memphis, USA: AIED 2013

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Dr. Maria Roussou of the University of Athens delivered a plenary keynote speech titled "Users at the Center of Designing Informal Learning Experiences" at the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2013), which took place in July in Memphis, TN. The talk, which focused on the CHESS project, was attended by an audience of ~300 researchers (computer scientists, psychologists, educators).

A video of the presentation is available on the conference website.