Attractiveness of an Interactive Public Art Installation

  • Jun Hu
  • Duy Le
  • Mathias Funk
  • Feng Wang
  • Matthias Rauterberg
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8028)


Interaction experiences with public art installations are becoming ubiquitous recently, however, interaction is usually unidirectional and the actual experience not very rich. This work reports on an interactive public art installation aiming at increasing the level of social connectedness among visitors, and the results of evaluating the attractiveness of the installation. By connecting visitors and computers physiologically, the installation has clear impact on social interaction and it also shows the attractiveness to people from aspects such as creativity, novelty, inviting and motivating. In this work we also found that the AttrakDiff instrument to be useful and convenient in evaluating the attractiveness of public art installations.


Interactive Installation Public Art Attractiveness Social Connectedness Computers as Social Actors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Hu
    • 1
  • Duy Le
    • 1
  • Mathias Funk
    • 1
  • Feng Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Matthias Rauterberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial DesignEindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  2. 2.School of Digital MediaJiangnan UniversityP.R. China

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