System for Art Knowledge Improvement by Interactions with Pictures

Haruya Tamaki, Tsugunosuke Sakai, Yosuke Ota, Fusako Kusunoki, Shigenori Inagaki, Ryohei Egusa, Masanori Sugimoto, Hiroshi Mizoguchi

Abstract


We are developing an art-appreciation system that can teach viewers about pictures through active appreciation. This system can convey information about pictures by enabling a viewer to “talk” to an artist or people portrayed in the pictures using a voice recognition system. Furthermore, the system responds to the movement and location of the user, and it generates a sensation such that the user feels he/she is interacting with the pictures and thus actively appreciating them. Here, we quantitatively evaluate this system two ways. We measure electrodermal activity to determine whether the user is interested in a picture when interacting with it using the voice recognition system. We also conducted a questionnaire-based user evaluation with schoolchildren. In this paper, we summarize the current system and the describe two evaluation results, which show that the system has good potential for use in general museums.



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DOI: https://doi.org/10.12792/jiiae.5.59

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