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In the dark – designing navigation for a haptic theatre experience

van der Linden, Janet; Spiers, Adam; Oshodi, Maria; Rogers, Yvonne and O’Dowd, Paul (2010). 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.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors
Keywords: haptic navigation devices; ubicomp experiences; accessibility, blindness, immersive theatre
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 23334
Depositing User: Janet van der Linden
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 14:53
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2016 22:30
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