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An Analysis of Interactive Technology’s Effect on the Appreciation of Traditional Chinese Painting: A Review of Case Studies

Lookup NU author(s): Shichao Zhao



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From a perspective of safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage, this paper discusses how to enhance the appreciation of traditional Chinese painting through the support of interactive technology. The author analyses extensive yet current case studies based on the findings from the interactive appreciation of and engagement with paintings. The author then summarises four aspects of how to design interactive technology in order to support the appreciation of and engagement with traditional Chinese paintings: (1) deepening the aesthetic understanding of traditional Chinese paintings should not be a neglected aspect during the design process; (2) current case studies have not considered distinguishing the user experience between professional artists and amateurs (who are unskilled at painting); (3) it is vital to exploit interactive technology to improve the originality and subtlety of traditional Chinese painting; and (4) employing interactive systems to engage users in participatory appreciation (through encouraging them to talk about art or discussing their understanding of it) could provide potential design insights for future studies.

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Author(s): Zhao SC

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts

Year: 2019

Volume: 14

Issue: 3

Pages: 1-12

Print publication date: 06/09/2019

Online publication date: 06/09/2019

Acceptance date: 05/09/2019

Date deposited: 06/09/2019

ISSN (print): 2326-9987

ISSN (electronic): 2327-1787

Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks


DOI: 10.18848/2326-9987/CGP/v14i03/1-12


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