2010-10-19 A User Study of 3D Viewing Technologies in a Museum Context

A User Study of 3D Viewing Technologies in a Museum Context
Presented by Jean-François Lapointe, Institute for Information Technology of
the National Research Council of Canada (IIT NRC)

Date: Tuesday October 19, 2010
Time: 6:00pm
Place: TheCodeFactory, 246 Queen St., Ottawa

Abstract:

The use of interactive 3D viewing technologies in museums is still in its infancy. This talk describes a pilot user study of 3D viewing technologies that has been conducted at the McCord Museum in order to explore the response of the visitors to such technologies, both for on-site and on-line interaction. The on-site technology is made of a touchless interactive 3D station, while the on-line technology is made of a Flash-based web site. Both exhibits have multimedia content made of text, images, videos and 3D models. The talk reviews the results of this study and reveals the benefits and issues associated with the use of these interactive 3D technologies.

Bio
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Jean-François Lapointe is a research officer at the Institute for Information Technology of the National Research Council of Canada since 1998. He received a Bachelor’s (B.Eng.) and a Master’s (M.Eng.) degree in mechanical engineering specialized in robotics and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering specialized in human factors, all from the University of Montreal. He is pursuing research on the design, realization and evaluation of interactive technologies for training, supervisory control and entertainment purposes. He worked on several applied research projects involving the use of virtual reality technologies in the forestry, mining, space robotics, artistic, museum and military sectors. His interest in science and technology is about improving human-computer interaction when using virtual environment technologies.

When and Where:

This event will take place on Tuesday, October 19, 6:00pm at TheCodeFactory, located at 246 Queen Street, between Bank and Kent, (on the second floor) above the Green Papaya Restaurant.

Note: there is no cost for attending this event and prior registration is not required. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. An informal social gathering will follow at a nearby pub.

Who:

CapCHI is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

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