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Ex Machina: An Interactive Museum Kit for Supporting Educational Processes in Industrial Heritage Museums

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The aim of our project was to create an interactive museum kit in order to prepare young elementary students for their visit the Industrial Heritage Museum of Hermoupolis, enhancing their experience and promoting a “hands-on” learning approach. This paper presents field research, design decisions and the evaluation of the Ex Machina Museum Kit. The system comprises of 4 tangible team games, 4 documentary-style videos presenting information relative to the theme of the museum’s collections as well as an interactive storytelling and decision-making game. Finally, a preliminary evaluation presents the benefits that this project would provide to the elementary school students visiting the museum.

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Bosta, A., Katsakioris, D., Nikolarakis, A., Koutsabasis, P., Vosinakis, S., Stavrakis, M. (2021). Ex Machina: An Interactive Museum Kit for Supporting Educational Processes in Industrial Heritage Museums. In: Ioannides, M., Fink, E., Cantoni, L., Champion, E. (eds) Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection. EuroMed 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 12642. Springer, Cham.

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