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Title: We hunters: interactive communication for young cavemen


Authors: Stelios Kourakis; Çakir Aker; Narcís Parés


Pointblank, Olympiou Diamanti 20, Thessaloniki 546 26, Greece
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, c. Roc Boronat, 138, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, c. Roc Boronat, 138, 08018 Barcelona, Spain


Abstract: This paper presents a multi-user virtual heritage application that allows children to experience and learn the hunting strategies depicted in a cave painting from 6000 BC. The application is based on a multi-touch vertical screen that allows for full-body interaction through carefully defined gestures that search to provide sufficient ecological naturalness and experimentation freedom to the users. This paper gives a detailed account on the experience and interaction design, agent programming and multi-touch technology. It also presents an experimental set-up, especially designed to assess the impact of the installation in the educational goal, the usability of the experience and the results obtained.


Keywords: school children; interaction design; education; interactive communication; multi-touch technology; HCI; human-computer interaction; museography; virtual heritage; cave paintings; full-body interaction; e-heritage; electronic heritage; hunting strategies; agent programming.


DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2012.046274


Int. J. of Arts and Technology, 2012 Vol.5, No.2/3/4, pp.199 - 220


Available online: 02 Apr 2012



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