Researching Knowledge Concerns in Virtual Historical Architecture

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10058)

Abstract

3D reconstructions have always been an important medium for teaching, illustrating and researching historical facts and items, especially architecture. Virtual representation is often created by cross-disciplinary workgroups, addressing a wide and heterogeneous audience. The authors investigated knowledge-related phenomena in four stages, using qualitative and quantitative research methods. The first stage focuses on the scope and overall relevance of virtual architecture within the field of digital heritage, and the second investigates phenomena related to the creation of virtual architectural representations. A third stage examines how skills and competencies for creating virtual architectural representations evolve during a project and whether teaching facilitates their development. Finally, a fourth stage evaluates how to design virtual building representations to make them comprehensible to a lay audience.

Keywords

Historic architecture Digital 3D reconstruction Cultural heritage Visual communication Knowledge representation Information sciences 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Münster
    • 1
  • C. Kröber
    • 1
  • H. Weller
    • 2
  • N. Prechtel
    • 2
  1. 1.Media CenterTU DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Institute for CartographyTU DresdenDresdenGermany

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