We collaborated with the Munch Museum in Oslo during the Horizon 2020 project Gift – A Meaningful Personalization of Hybrid Virtual Museum Experiences Through Gifting and Appropriation. The GIFT project was an EU-funded research project in which a group of internationally renowned artists, designers, museum professionals, and researchers worked together. The project ran from 2017 to 2019 and has focused on hybrid experiences: Experiences that combine the physical and digital to create personal encounters with cultural heritage.
During the research process made together with our project partners – experts from the Mixed Reality Lab of the University of Nottingham and IT University Copenhagen, three main test iterations of the Sensitive Pictures prototype of the interactive emotion-detection audio guide has been made. During prototype tests performed in December 2018, June 2019, and October 2021, resulting n the final presentation of the project in January 2020 — we conceptualized and, together with museum curators, a refined unique concept of the audio guide that provokes and measures visitors’ emotions in real-time and adapts and personalizes their museum experiences accordingly.