DEVELOPING A CO-DESIGN PROCESS MODEL FOR THE DIGITAL PRESENTATION OF INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE: A CASE STUDY OF “WARM INHERITORS DIGITAL DIABOLO”
- Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Keywords: Intangible Cultural Heritage, Co-design, Design Process, Virtual Reality, Interactive Digital Storytelling, Diabolo
Abstract. As digital technologies are becoming gradually integrated into museums and the preservation of intangible cultural heritage (ICH), museums and the exhibitions of ICH are becoming more attractive and flexible. However, digital technologies may also bring some problems, such as cultural alienation. The participation of the inheritors and communities of ICH in the design of digital exhibitions could reduce such problems. The main contribution of this paper is a co-design process model for digital exhibitions of ICH. The study was conducted by the project, “Warm Inheritors Digital Diabolo”, which aimed to enhance the digital experience of diabolo by using virtual reality technology to implement interactive digital storytelling techniques. This project involved both designers and inheritors to realize the principle of respectful design. The results demonstrated the crucial role of inheritors and communities in the design process. This paper also offers some design recommendations.