The CHESS project's extensive participatory design work with users (e.g., museum professionals) was presented on April 9th by Dr Maria Roussou to a large audience at Museums and the Web 2015. The full paper 'The museum as digital storyteller: Collaborative participatory creation of interactive digital experiences' is accessible at: http://mw2015.museumsandtheweb.com/paper/the-museum-as-digital-storyteller-collaborative-participatory-creation-of-interactive-digital-experiences
A great article by Museum Hack about this paper is here: https://museumhack.com/digital-storytelling-top-4-lessons-from-the-museum-as-a-digital-storyteller/
The CHESS project was honored with one of the 12 innovation Stars of Europe (corresponding to the twelve stars of the European flag), an award given by the French Ministry of Education nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche.
For CHESS, the award was received by Dr. Olivier Balet (pictured), coordinator of the project, at a ceremony held on December 16, 2014 in Paris, at the Musée du Quai Branly.
Following the ceremony, Dr. Balet said: "CHESS is not only an amazing project, it is also an incredible team of talents from all over Europe and wonderful persons I am so happy I have met! What an adventure!"
The CHESS project was featured as one of the central projects of the 2-day eCult Ambassadors Winter Stage, held at the Acropolis Museum in Athens on December 8th & 9th, 2014.
Dr. Akrivi Katifori and Mr. Vassilis Kourtis of the University of Athens, along with museum staff from the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, used CHESS to design and develop a mobile visitor experience as part of the eCult Value project's Living Labs initiative. The experience was deployed and evaluated at the Stedelijk Museum in November 2014.
The CHESS project travelled to Singapore in early November to participate in the 7th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2014), the premier international conference on interactive digital storytelling.
The University of Athens' researchers Dr. Akrivi Katifori, Ms. Maria Vayanou, and Mr. Vassilis Kourtis gave a demonstration of CHESS, and presented a full paper titled "Authoring Personalized Interactive Museum Stories".