Mediation of Knowledge Construction of Historic Sites: Embodied Interaction + Space

  • Kristine DerayEmail author
  • Michael Day


This chapter focuses upon the reframing of cultural heritage as a bodily experience articulated through narrative-based media. The concept of mediation is introduced and explored as a knowledge-intensive process made accessible through embodied interaction. As such, the mediation process is shaped through the reformulation of embodied experience that both customizes the interaction process and shapes resultant insights effecting information revelation and the construction of knowledge. This chapter demonstrates a mediation framework, discusses ambient design guidelines for maintaining the integrity of the mediation, and mediation strategies that enhance bodily experience of historic content. The approach is demonstrated over a scenario applied to an historic site that explores the mediation process through low-fidelity prototyping executed in an experimental manner.


Cultural Heritage Design Principle Information Revelation Design Guideline Mediation Process 
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We gratefully acknowledge the support and advice of the Historic Housing Trust of New South Wales and the input of the design students from the University of Technology, Sydney.


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  1. 1.University of TechnologySydneyAustralia

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