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Title of Research Project: Novel Interactions for Cultural Heritage
Acronym of Research Project: INTERACT

Institutions of cultural heritage (museums, libraries, archives, etc.) are often at the forefront of adopting new technologies in order to provide the public with greater access to, and new ways of interacting with art, literature, and other forms of cultural production. This includes but is not limited to searchable literature databases, online art galleries, and virtual/augmented reality tours of historical sites. Together these are often referred to as digital cultural heritage.

The aim of this study is to examine how the use of new technologies for viewing and interacting with digital heritage can inspire positive experiences in users, such as a sensation of interest or curiosity. The project explores how designers can influence the way a person feels about art by triggering specific emotions or sensations during interaction with an exhibit, a digitized collection, or cultural artifact.

In order to achieve this goal, the study is gathering data about people’s experiences with art through interviews, observations, focus groups, technology demos, and other interactive methods. With this information, it will be possible to create new kinds of art experiences for the general public designed to elicit interest in cultural heritage.


Data collection, storage, and confidentiality:

Participation in this study is voluntary, and participants are entitled to withdraw from the study at any time without giving reasons and without negative consequences. Furthermore, you may object to further processing of your data and samples, as well as request for them to be deleted.

Data collected within the scope of the study are used for scientific purposes only, and are treated as strictly confidential according to the regulations of the Data Protection Act.

Please note the following information regarding data storage and confidentiality:

  • Raw data (audio, video, questionnaires) will be stored for six years
  • Documents containing personal information such as names, contact information, and other details will be destroyed after data collection.
  • Processed data (notes, interview transcripts, and questionnaire results) will be anonymized. The anonymized data will be stored indefinitely for the purpose of conducting further research.
  • After anonymization of the data and destruction of the pseudonymization key list, participants may no longer withdraw their data.