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Loudspeaker Array System: Supporting Children’s Interaction with Exhibitions in Museum PROCEEDINGS

, Faculty of Education, Utsunomiya University, Japan ; , Faculty of Art and Design, Tama Art University, Japan ; , Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, Kobe University, Japan ; , Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

We developed a new exhibition support system in a museum using loudspeaker arrays. The loudspeaker array system can form the high-sound pressure area called sound spot, which can provide sound information in a less stressful manner, and provide more suitable information for different occasions. Through this function, this system is able to enhance children's interaction with the exhibits. In this paper, an experimental evaluation of this system was conducted in a public museum in Japan. The results showed that the new system could support children's understanding and arouse children's interests of the exhibitions. It was concluded that the new exhibition support system could enhance the interaction between the children and the exhibits through providing sound information in a manner such that the children could easily integrate it with the visual information.

Citation

Deguchi, A., Kusunoki, F., Inagaki, S. & Mizoguchi, H. (2010). Loudspeaker Array System: Supporting Children’s Interaction with Exhibitions in Museum. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2010 (pp. 3594-3599). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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