[Interactivity and User Engagement in Art Presentation Interfaces]

Interactivity and User Engagement in Art Presentation Interfaces

Jeni Maleshkova1,  Matthew Purver1,  Tim Weyrich2,  Peter W. McOwan1

1 Queen Mary University of London
2 University College London

Abstract

In spite of the rapid technological development in the field of digital image processing and communication, the dominant way of presenting works of visual art virtually is still based on more traditional methods. These are commonly related to the ‘white cube’ exhibition space, which is a popular way of displaying art in museums. Most of the attempts to introduce modern technologies in the digital presentation of visual art are based on the approach of recreating the conventional real environment using realistically rendered two- or three-dimensional computer models. Such forms of presentation fail to take full advantage of the new opportunities, offered by modern digital technologies. In this chapter, we examine through quantitative studies how interactivity in virtual environments can contribute towards visual art presentation. More precisely, we investigate how four interactivity modes through which images of visual art are presented, relate to the different phases of user engagement. The results from our studies indicate that more interactivity in an interactive application contributes towards higher user engagement with the presented content and the application itself.

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Interactivity and User Engagement in Art Presentation Interfaces.
Jeni Maleshkova, Matthew Purver, Tim Weyrich, Peter W. McOwan.
Book chapter in Curating the Digital: Space for Art and Interaction, pp. 107–123, Springer, 2016.
Jeni Maleshkova, Matthew Purver, Tim Weyrich, and Peter W. McOwan. Interactivity and user engagement in art presentation interfaces. In David England, Thecla Schiphorst, and Nick Bryan-Kinns, editors, Curating the Digital: Space for Art and Interaction, chapter 8, pages 107–123. Springer International Publishing, 2016.Maleshkova, J., Purver, M., Weyrich, T., and McOwan, P. W. 2016. Interactivity and user engagement in art presentation interfaces. In Curating the Digital: Space for Art and Interaction, D. England, T. Schiphorst, and N. Bryan-Kinns, Eds. Springer International Publishing, ch. 8, 107–123.J. Maleshkova, M. Purver, T. Weyrich, and P. W. McOwan, “Interactivity and user engagement in art presentation interfaces,” in Curating the Digital: Space for Art and Interaction, D. England, T. Schiphorst, and N. Bryan-Kinns, Eds. Springer International Publishing, 2016, ch. 8, pp. 107–123. [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28722-5_8

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Book chapter in Curating the Digital: Space for Art and Interaction, pp. 125–147, Springer, 2016.
Jeni Maleshkova, Matthew Purver, Tim Weyrich, and Peter W. McOwan. Investigating design and evaluation guidelines for interactive presentation of visual art. In David England, Thecla Schiphorst, and Nick Bryan-Kinns, editors, Curating the Digital: Space for Art and Interaction, chapter 9, pages 125–147. Springer International Publishing, 2016.Maleshkova, J., Purver, M., Weyrich, T., and McOwan, P. W. 2016. Investigating design and evaluation guidelines for interactive presentation of visual art. In Curating the Digital: Space for Art and Interaction, D. England, T. Schiphorst, and N. Bryan-Kinns, Eds. Springer International Publishing, ch. 9, 125–147.J. Maleshkova, M. Purver, T. Weyrich, and P. W. McOwan, “Investigating design and evaluation guidelines for interactive presentation of visual art,” in Curating the Digital: Space for Art and Interaction, D. England, T. Schiphorst, and N. Bryan-Kinns, Eds. Springer International Publishing, 2016, ch. 9, pp. 125–147. [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28722-5_9
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