ARIM was one of the main projects of XTEND and has been successfully completed. The projects ARIM01, ARIM02 and ARIM03 were in close cooperation with the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo to use new Augmented Reality (AR) technology to fill the gap between the visitors and the artefacts with interactive stories and visualisations.
The University of Oslo did an usertest with children and it turns out that 97% of the interviewed children are very positive about our AR applications for the Viking Ship Museum and no less than 89% thinks that it is fun (gøy) and 80% thinks that they learned much because of our solutions.
This is great news and it is clear that children accept our new AR solutions quickly and without any problem. This is very good for us because those who have the youth on their side, owns the future!
To find the most effective way to introduce new forms of interactive communication and to test new AR technology to be used in the new Viking Age Museum.
To develop AR-systems that improve the experience and knowledge of the Viking history as illustrated in the textile fragments and other objects from the Viking Age.
To research the experiences with this new AR technology and to advice how to improve this experience. Of course it is also important to have the applications tested in the future by visitors.
To publish a website with an overview of all experience gained which will lead to a better understanding of the new possibilities of interactive communication and the integration of these new AR technologies in museums.