CHESS presented at 'Museums in Motion' 2015

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150703 MuseumsInMotionThe CHESS project was presented by Dr Maria Roussou at 'Museums in Motion', an international symposium that took place on July 3rd and 4th, 2015 in the city of Volos, Greece.

More about the symposium

Symposium Program

CHESS at Museums & the Web 2015

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150409 MW15 mr-presentation 43 smThe CHESS project's extensive participatory design work with users (e.g., museum professionals) was presented on April 9th by Dr Maria Roussou to a large audience at Museums and the Web 2015. The full paper 'The museum as digital storyteller: Collaborative participatory creation of interactive digital experiences' is accessible at:


A great article by Museum Hack about this paper is here:

CHESS at the eCult Winter Stage 2014

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141210 eCultWS14 CHESS 494 smThe CHESS project was featured as one of the central projects of the 2-day eCult Ambassadors Winter Stage, held at the Acropolis Museum in Athens on December 8th & 9th, 2014.


CHESS at the Stedelijk Museum

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Dr. Akrivi Katifori and Mr. Vassilis Kourtis of the University of Athens, along with museum staff from the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, used CHESS to design and develop a mobile visitor experience as part of the eCult Value project's Living Labs initiative. The experience was deployed and evaluated at the Stedelijk Museum in November 2014.

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141103 icids14 53 smThe CHESS project travelled to Singapore in early November to participate in the 7th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2014), the premier international conference on interactive digital storytelling.

The University of Athens' researchers Dr. Akrivi Katifori, Ms. Maria Vayanou, and Mr. Vassilis Kourtis gave a demonstration of CHESS, and presented a full paper titled "Authoring Personalized Interactive Museum Stories".

Photos from the demo and paper abstract can be found in the Photo Gallery and Scientific Papers sections respectively.

CHESS presentation at DST 2014

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M. Vayanou presenting CHESS at DST14Ms. Maria Vayanou, doctoral candidate at the University of Athens and main designer of the CHESS Storytelling Engine, presented the paper "The Impact of Interactive Digital Storytelling in Cultural Heritage Sites" at the International Digital Storytelling in Times of Crisis - DST 2014 conference.

The conference took place in Athens, Greece on May 08-10, 2014 and video of the presentation can be viewed online at