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Gali’s Prize: A Treasure Hunt Game for the Textile Museum of Canada

Zhou, Pei (2014) Gali’s Prize: A Treasure Hunt Game for the Textile Museum of Canada. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Zhou, Pei
Abstract:

Gali’s Prize is an experimental treasure-hunting game that integrates tangible and multi-screen interactions. The game has been designed for the Textile Museum of Canada (TMC) to replace the old quiz-style scavenger hunt with paper and pen. Its goal is to provide an entertaining, educational experience for children on school trips. The learning journey begins with an initial engagement at the starting spot and continues by approaching and connecting with a couple of specific artifacts in the exhibition space. The whole experience blends self- directed curation with an augmented reality (AR) treasure-hunting experience. During their participation, children will learn the stories behind the artifacts they encounter and gain lasting memories of their visit.
The investigation stands at the intersection of museum business, children’s learning experience, and digital technology, and explores the opportunities and challenges involved in using mixed technologies in museums and galleries during the near future. At the same time, this examination studies the engagements and interactions of visitors on site. These explorations can potentially create benefits for both museums and visitors. The prototype of Gali’s Prize was inspired by theoretical conclusions in existing literature, personal experiences in museums and galleries, and some studies of particular cases. It helps a specialized museum, the TMC, to experiment with a new solution that may solve their current issues. This paper explains the relevant critical thinking, documents the development process of Gali’s Prize, and provides discussion and reflection about the work.

Date: 2014
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 20:08
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 20:08
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/230

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