16 January. 2021
Emerging technologies are becoming an important part in the interpretation, education, and overall enhancement of the visitor experience in museums and heritage sites. However, when incorporating such technologies in these contexts it is very important to also test the user experience and explore their effects on visitors, as well as the visitors’ perceptions, attitudes, understandings and feelings. Thus, we are looking for applicants interested to work on researching various aspects of visitor experience in museums or heritage sites in which emerging technologies are used.
Good knowledge of qualitative research methodologies such as interviews, surveys and overall familiarity with qualitative data analysis
The research will focus mainly on uses of VR or AR and aims to explore the effects of these technologies in museum environments. The research may also deploy various methods such as personal interviews and surveys, carried out with the visitors of these sites. The ultimate aim of the research is to explore the effect of these technologies on different aspects of the museum/heritage site experience and to propose guidelines for best practices and for future uses of such technologies in similar contexts.
Expected deliverables: Contribution to the overall research and/or evaluation studies.