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Engaging People with Cultural Heritage: Users’ Perspective

  • Maria Eugenia Beltrán
  • Yolanda Ursa
  • Silvia de los Rios
  • María Fernanda Cabrera-Umpiérrez
  • María Teresa Arredondo
  • Miguel Páramo
  • Belén Prados
  • Lucía María Pérez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8514)

Abstract

Although Culture is a very important asset of population and a driver for personal and economic development, the engagement of citizens with their cultural heritage environment remains low. The European project TAG CLOUD explores the use of cloud-based technologies that lead to adaptability and personalisation to promote lifelong engagement with Culture. Within the context of this project, early-stage evaluations with users have been carried out for designing the scenarios and use cases that will be developed, and will act as a general framework, for the project. This paper presents the results of two evaluations: the user-driven evaluation conducted in the Monumental Complex of Alhambra and Generalife, which assessed the main users‘ needs and expectations; and the Cultural Heritage managers’ focus group, which assessed technologies and approaches for alignment with users’ expectations.

Keywords

engagement cultural heritage UCD ICT TAG CLOUD 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Eugenia Beltrán
    • 1
  • Yolanda Ursa
    • 1
  • Silvia de los Rios
    • 2
  • María Fernanda Cabrera-Umpiérrez
    • 2
  • María Teresa Arredondo
    • 2
  • Miguel Páramo
    • 2
  • Belén Prados
    • 3
  • Lucía María Pérez
    • 3
  1. 1.INMARK Estudios y EstrategiasSpain
  2. 2.Life Supporting TechnologiesUniversidad Politécnica de MadridSpain
  3. 3.Patronato de la Alhambra y GeneralifeSpain

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