Accessing and Understanding Cultural Heritage Through Users Experience Within the INCEPTION Project

  • Federica MaiettiEmail author
  • Emanuele Piaia
  • Giuseppe Mincolelli
  • Roberto Di Giulio
  • Silvia Imbesi
  • Michele Marchi
  • Gian Andrea Giacobone
  • Silvia Brunoro
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11196)


The interdisciplinary EU funded project INCEPTION – Inclusive Cultural Heritage in Europe through 3D semantic modelling, coordinated by the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara, is focused on bringing together innovative 3D modelling and ICT applications and professionals involved in different fields of Cultural Heritage. The aim is to increase knowledge, enhancement and dissemination through 3D digital models in order to promote the inclusiveness and accessibility of European assets. In this direction, a Stakeholder Panel with different skills in the field of Cultural Heritage has been involved leading the research toward effective strategies to increase use and reuse of digital models. These strategies are aimed at maximizing the impact of using digital data for cultural heritage applications involving a wide range of non-expert and expert users, starting from specific requirements for processing, managing, delivering cultural heritage information to a broad audience. A co-design workshop has been organized involving Stakeholders in order to investigate on their requirements and expectations, to obtain information that could be useful for the User Centered process of definition of INCEPTION’s main outcomes and functionalities.


Digital cultural heritage User centered design Accessibility 



The project is under development by a consortium led by the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara. Academic partners of the Consortium, in addition to the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara, include the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), the National Technical University of Athens (Greece), the Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus), the University of Zagreb (Croatia), the research centers Consorzio Futuro in Ricerca (Italy) and Cartif (Spain). The clustering of small medium enterprises includes: DEMO Consultants BV (The Netherlands), 3L Architects (Germany), Nemoris (Italy), RDF (Bulgaria), 13BIS Consulting (France), Z + F (Germany), Vision and Business Consultants (Greece).

This research project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation under Grant agreement no 665220.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly

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