With the constant development of digital means of entertainment – that are easily made available to people and, in most cases, can be used anywhere – nowadays, a visit to a museum have to surround publics with unexpected and interactive experiences, in order to capture their attention and make them want to go to these places, in addition to continue to communicate their collections and promote society education. In this regard, it was discussed in this chapter the actual panorama of interactive technologies used in museums exhibitions worldwide, and there are discussed how these institutions are designing digital installations and utilizing virtual media to enhance the visitors’ experience, promoting positive relations between them and their publics. The main conclusion and reflection of the chapter is based on how this new era of technology is allowing increasing physical, cognitive and sensory accessibility, and transforms this kind of experience for disabled publics.
VAZ, Roberto Ivo; FERNANDES, Paula Odete; VEIGA, Ana Cecília Rocha. Interactive Technologies in Museums: How Digital Installations and Media Are Enhancing the Visitors’ Experience. In: RODRIGUES, João M.F.; RAMOS, Célia M. Q.; CARDOSO, Pedro J. S.; HENRIQUES, Cláudia (Org.) Handbook of Research on Technological Developments for Cultural Heritage and eTourism Applications. USA: IGI Global, 2018.