van der Linden, Janet; Spiers, Adam; Oshodi, Maria; Rogers, Yvonne and O’Dowd, Paul
In the dark – designing navigation for a haptic theatre experience.
In: Mobile HCI - Workshop on Using Audio and Haptics for Delivering Spatial Information via Mobile Devices, 7-10 Sep 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.
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We describe the ongoing work of a collaborative theatre project, in which blind and sighted members of an interdisciplinary team are working on the creation of an immersive and accessible theatre experience. The theatre experience is set in pitch dark, and uses audio and haptic ubiquitous technologies to guide both blind and sighted members of the audience. During two sessions which explored the use of enactive navigation in the dark space, participants were able to locate areas of interest within the dark, using enactive explorative navigation, and some participants described this as a ‘dense’ experience.
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