Onna project:
a natural interaction installation and
mobile solution for cultural heritage
Gianpaolo D'Amico, Alberto Del ...
Introduction
Onna - Past, Present and Future is a solution for the valorization of
cultural heritage designed and implemen...
Onna is a frazione of L'Aquila in
the Abruzzo region of central
Italy. It is situated in the
Apennine Mountain Range, 582
...
Onna was completely destroyed during
the earthquake in 2009.
casa Onna & Infobox
a museum in which the life of Onna before the terrible
earthquake is described and presented to visito...
The problem
How to properly show the past events in this museum?
How to raise awareness of the efforts invested in the wor...
Our solution
We developed a framework which provides a cross-modal and multi-located experience to
people.
In the Infobox ...
System architecture
indoor system
Natural Interaction module
A
map of Onna

B
C
content viewer

area related
navigation system

B
C
contents = stories
A large collection of information is showed in audio/video format to tell the stories of these last yea...
user profiling system
It fulfills two goals:
1.

to identify where the user is located with
respect to the two areas that co...
outdoor system
mobile application
In order to enrich the visitors experience during their outdoor exploration of the town, a
cross-platfo...
Now
On April 6th 2013 the system was installed in the Infobox space in the new museum of
Onna, at the presence of the mayo...
Conclusions
In this paper a proposal to enhance the
experience of visitors in a museum environment
was presented. Our solu...
Onna project: a natural interaction installation and mobile solution for cultural heritage
Onna project: a natural interaction installation and mobile solution for cultural heritage
Onna project: a natural interaction installation and mobile solution for cultural heritage
Onna project: a natural interaction installation and mobile solution for cultural heritage
Onna project: a natural interaction installation and mobile solution for cultural heritage
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Presentation of the article about the design and development of a cross-modal multi-located framework for cultural heritage.
The paper was presented at the conference Built Heritage 2013, Monitoring Conservation Management, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, 18-20 November 2013.

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Onna project: a natural interaction installation and mobile solution for cultural heritage

  1. 1. Onna project: a natural interaction installation and mobile solution for cultural heritage Gianpaolo D'Amico, Alberto Del Bimbo, Andrea Ferracani, Lea Landucci, Daniele Pezzatini1 Buil Heritage 2013, Monitoring Conservation Management, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, 18-20 November 2013
  2. 2. Introduction Onna - Past, Present and Future is a solution for the valorization of cultural heritage designed and implemented for the museum of Onna, a small town close to l'Aquila, Italy. This project was promoted by the non-profit organization Onna Onlus and was developed as a partnership with Università degli Studi di Firenze MICC Media Integration and Communication Centre and RAI - Radio Televisione Italiana.
  3. 3. Onna is a frazione of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It is situated in the Apennine Mountain Range, 582 m (1,909 ft) above sea level. The population is about 300 people.
  4. 4. Onna was completely destroyed during the earthquake in 2009.
  5. 5. casa Onna & Infobox a museum in which the life of Onna before the terrible earthquake is described and presented to visitors
  6. 6. The problem How to properly show the past events in this museum? How to raise awareness of the efforts invested in the work of reconstruction across the areas in and around the town? How to give local citizens and visitors a clear and strong message of hope for the future? How to use new advanced technologies for the valorization of this cultural and historical heritage?
  7. 7. Our solution We developed a framework which provides a cross-modal and multi-located experience to people. In the Infobox visitors of the museum can interact with a natural interaction installation and then discover information about the history of the earthquake via multimedia contents. Their activity is tracked and stored by a user profiling system. At the end of the visit they have the chance to activate a mobile application which communicates via Internet to the user profiling system and shows suggested personalized and geo-located in-depth information based on the actions performed during the session with the interactive exhibit.
  8. 8. System architecture
  9. 9. indoor system
  10. 10. Natural Interaction module
  11. 11. A map of Onna B C content viewer area related navigation system B C
  12. 12. contents = stories A large collection of information is showed in audio/video format to tell the stories of these last years • interviews with people who directly lived those dramatic moments • • images of Onna before and after the disaster maps visualizing the altered geography of some places in the area all around the town.
  13. 13. user profiling system It fulfills two goals: 1. to identify where the user is located with respect to the two areas that comprise the interactive environment (with an experimental position detection module, only in lab) 2. to record the interactive session for each detected user (natural interaction module) in order to build a user profile of interest. This profile of interest is used for content filtering and interests targeting in the mobile application developed as part of the outdoor system.
  14. 14. outdoor system
  15. 15. mobile application In order to enrich the visitors experience during their outdoor exploration of the town, a cross-platform mobile application was developed with the aim to suggest points of interest and offer additional related multimedia contents
  16. 16. Now On April 6th 2013 the system was installed in the Infobox space in the new museum of Onna, at the presence of the mayor of L’Aquila and other institutional representatives.
  17. 17. Conclusions In this paper a proposal to enhance the experience of visitors in a museum environment was presented. Our solution consists of an interactive installation based on a natural interaction paradigm, a system to estimate each visitor interest during the interaction with the installation and an outdoor system based on a mobile application. Thus a visitor can live a multisensory, cross-modal and multi-located experience discovering the history of a dramatic event which caused some years ago the devastation of the small town of Onna in Italy. Contacts gianpaolodamico.com @gianpaolodamico Credits Photos and videos by Andrea Ferracani, Lea Landucci and Daniele Pezzatini

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