Augmented Reality Interaction Design and User Experience of Hand Puppet Historical Museum in Taiwan

Chan-Li Lin


Museum is a physical space for preserving cultural heritage and historical records. Due to the rapid development in global technology, information, communication, and digital technology over the last century, users have been enabled to explore museums via multiple approaches. As a result, the traditional museum experience is being challenged and undergoing transformation. Hand puppetry is one of ten Taiwanese arts with the potential to be listed in UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In addition to development of human resources and educational promotion, passing down heritages in more widely acceptable ways is critical to preservation of this traditional art in modern times.

    Thus, this study uses the display space in Li Tien-Lu Hand Puppet Historical Museum as the experimental field. By integrating iBeacon sensor technology and virtual reality technology into creation of a new experience of the hand puppetry culture, this study attempts to investigate the exploring behaviors and action strategies of visitors under the navigation of games. While seeking a balance between traditional display of artifacts and use of digital instruments, this study expects to facilitate two-way and spontaneous interactions between the museum and visitors. After implementation of the system, the ease of use of the system, user behaviors, and preferences are also analyzed. Finally, a gamifying museum with mixed reality experience design model is proposed. 


hand puppet; Gamifying museum; augmented reality; experience model

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