The chapter house of the Benedictine priory of Saint John Le Bas-Nueil, currently located in the Worcester Art Museum, is an impressive piece of architecture. However, visitors are currently restricted to admiring the structure and its restoration only, as there is limited information presented in the museum about the roomâ€™s original use.
The purpose of this project was to produce a low-impact, narrative-driven audio experience designed to increase visitor interest in the museum in general and Benedictine life during the twelfth century in particular. The prototype produced combines elements of traditional audio tours, radio drama, and question-and-answer interaction sequences to provide a self-driven immersive experience.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Media and Game Development
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Malone, Caitlin A., "A Visit to the Priory: An Interactive Audio Tour" (2016). Masters Theses (All Theses, All Years). 389.
museum education, Worcester Art Museum, medieval history, smartphone app, audio tour, interactive media