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Enhancing the Appreciation of Traditional Chinese Painting Using Interactive Technology

Lookup NU author(s): Shichao Zhao, Dr Simon BowenORCiD, Emeritus Professor Pete Wright



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In this paper, we present a two-part study. The first part was a cultural appreciation study. Through this study, we explored the specific approach of cross-cultural aesthetic appreciation and mapped out the potential insights for a prototype design. In the second part, we carried out a design-led study. We designed a tablet application and conducted focus group studies to explore the interactive technology that assists in the support of cross-cultural audiences’ aesthetic appreciation and engagement of traditional Chinese painting. Based on these findings, we went on to further explore an approach of interactive engagement which is specific to supporting cross-cultural appreciation, while also reflecting upon the interactive design suggestions for the development of aesthetic appreciation to offer various transferable insights to the Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) community.

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Author(s): Zhao SC, Kirk D, Bowen S, Wright PC

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Multimodal Technologies and Interaction

Year: 2018

Volume: 2

Issue: 2

Online publication date: 16/04/2018

Acceptance date: 13/04/2018

Date deposited: 12/03/2019

ISSN (print): 2414-4088

ISSN (electronic): 2414-4088

Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute


DOI: 10.3390/mti2020016


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