Visiting a Virtual Graveyard: Designing Virtual Reality Cultural Heritage Experiences

Tutkimustuotokset: Kirjoitus kirjassa/raportissa/konferenssijulkaisussaKonferenssiartikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

  • Petri Hannula
  • Emilia Launne
  • Sanni Mustonen
  • Toni Westerlund


Virtual reality offers a potential solution to enable visiting inaccessible cultural heritage sites. We present the design, prototyping and evaluation (n = 6) of a virtual visit to a historic graveyard. The Salla World War II graveyard is located in an inaccessible border zone between Finland and Russia. Our virtual graveyard, accessed through a head mounted display, aimed to create an as accurate as possible simulation of the Salla graveyard, including its atmosphere. Users are enabled to navigate the virtual graveyard and place a candle on a grave. Although the simulation was considered immersive, participants wished for more authenticity and details, e.g. being able to light the virtual candle. The work opens discussion on the need for dignity in the design of virtual experiences for sensitive cultural heritage sites.
Emojulkaisun nimiMUM '19
AlaotsikkoProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
ToimittajatGiulio Jacucci , Fabio Paternò, Michael Rohs, Carmen Santoro
JulkaisupaikkaNew York, NY, USA
ISBN (painettu)978-1-4503-7624-2
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Vertaisarvioitu artikkelil konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia - CNR Area, building a ground floor, room 27, Pisa, Italia
Kesto: 26 marraskuuta 201929 marraskuuta 2019
Konferenssinumero: 18th


KonferenssiInternational Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
LyhennettäMUM '19