• Laine Kaléja
4. term, Medialogy, Master (Master Programme)
The purpose of this project was to design
a spatial interactive installation that can
be used to enhance visitor experience at
museums and also inspire the audience to
visit the real historical places shown in the
virtual environment. This project developed
a case for the Surat Castle in India.
The proposed solution is based on interactive
storytelling, spatial design and natural
interaction to merge the user experience
of a museum with a congruent and
engaging exhibition element. The solution
was developed in Unity software with
the Kinect sensor to provide natural interaction
to the users. The storytelling was
made interactive with the help of adaptive
discourse and is based on the traveler
diaries from the seventeenth century.
Research revealed that current spatial installations
invest significant resources into
virtual reconstruction of the past environments
and the applied storytelling often
lacks an emotional connection with the
museum audience. The developed solution
successfully linked archive materials
through interactive storytelling and
demonstrated promising results by engaging
the audience emotionally.
Publication date2020
Number of pages85
External collaboratorPeople for Heritage Concern
Director and Conservation Architect Sonal Mithal sonalmithal@gmail.com
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