Human-Computer Interactions in Museums by Eva Hornecker and Luigina Ciolfi

Luigina Ciolfi Human-Computer Interactions in Museums
Title:Human-Computer Interactions in Museums
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool
Author(s):Eva Hornecker and
Luigina Ciolfi
Publication date:April, 2019
Print ISBN:9781681735139
Online ISSN: 9781681735146
Format: /Print / Hardcover / E-book / Print or Hardcover & E-book Combo
Number of pages:171 Pages


Human-Computer Interactions in Museums covers key issues regarding the research and design of human-computer interactions (HCI) in museums. Through an on-site focus, the book examines how digital interactive technologies impact and shape galleries, exhibitions, and their visitors.

Human-Computer Interactions in Museums by Eva Hornecker and Luigina Ciolfi consolidates the body of work in HCI conducted in the heritage field and integrates it with insights from related fields and from digital heritage practice. Processes of HCI design and evaluation approaches for museums are also discussed. This book is designed for students and early career researchers in HCI or Interaction Design, for more seasoned investigators who might approach the museum domain for the first time, and for researchers and practitioners in related fields such as heritage and museum studies or visitor studies. Designers who might wish to understand the HCI perspective on visitor-facing interactive technologies may also find this book useful.

Image from 'Human-Computer Interactions in Museums'. Illustration by Caroline Claisse

Image from ‘Human-Computer Interactions in Museums’. Illustration by Caroline Claisse

The book is the first resource for practitioners and students that provides overviews of the key issues in the study and design of human-computer interactions in museums. Examples, reflections, and illustrations from the authors’ extensive experience are included.

The book will also be available for purchase at the Morgan & Claypool stand at CHI 2019 in Glasgow in May.

Eva Hornecker is a Professor in Human-Computer Interaction at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Her work is located at the intersection between technology, design, and the social sciences. Her research interests focus on the design and user experience of ‘beyond the desktop’ interaction.

Luigina Ciolfi works at the intersection of computing, social science and design. Luigina is Professor of Human Centred Computing in C3RI at Sheffield Hallam University. In her research, she applies qualitative methodologies from design and social science for understanding domains for technology use, guiding and facilitating the design process and conducting evaluation in-situ.