Targeting the creation of an adaptive AR guide?
Areti DAMALA is a Post-Doctoral Associate Researcher in Cultural Engineering, Museum Studies and Interaction Design, working in the CEDRIC laboratory of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, in Paris, France. Areti has a dual background in Museum and Visitor Studies and Information and Communication Technologies. She has participated in several research projects and Networks of Excellence, particularly related with the use of mobile multimedia devices within the context of the museum visit and has collaborated with many European Museums and CH institutions (Museon Museum, Netherlands, Musée des Beaux Arts, Lyon, Musée des Beaux Arts, Rennes, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France, Kerteminde Museum, Denmark, Athens 20004 Cultural Olympiade, Norwegian Archeological Institute) and research academic and industrial laboratories. Her research interests are focused on the interpretative uses of New Technologies in Museums and Cultural Heritage Institutions with an accent on mobile multimedia applications, Mixed and Augmented Reality, learning through play using New Media and qualitative and quantitative evaluation. Areti coordinates the joint efforts and contributions of the three Cultural Heritage institutions which participate in the ARtSENSE EU project, namely the National Museum of Decorative Arts, in Madrid, Spain, the Musée des Arts et Métiers, in Paris, France and the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, in Liverpool, UK. During the winter semester 2011-2012 Areti is also teaching the post-graduate course "Museums and Education: Digital Media in Museum Pedagogics" at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean, in Mytilene, Greece.