LEARNING THROUGH SERIOUS GAMES: A DIGITAL DESIGN MUSEUM FOR EDUCATION
- 1Politecnico di Milano, ABC Department, 20135 Milano, Italy
- 2University of Catania, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Italy
Keywords: Serious Game, Virtual Reality, Digital Survey, 3D Modeling, Achille Castiglioni, Virtual Museum
Abstract. This project aims to demonstrate the communicative and educational possibilities offered by ICT in the promotion and enhancement of museum heritage. To this end, the researchers have outlined a workflow that includes both a technical-engineering component and a psychological component for the development of a serious game, designed to educate users in a pleasant way and applied to a small museum institution located in an ancient building in the city of Milan: the Studio Museo Achille Castiglioni, which hosts a collection of design objects created by one of the most important designers of the 20th century. Virtual Reality was considered the most effective means to make it possible to remotely enjoy the 3D space, thanks to its ability to fully immerse the user in the game space and to physically and emotionally involve him or her through interactive elements, allowing to learn by acting, to live a first-person experience as the protagonist of the visit and not just as a spectator.