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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(6); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060603.

Physical Interaction and Psychological Immersion: Analysis of Digital Technologies in Museum Exhibitions


Zihui Ding

Corresponding Author:
Zihui Ding

School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University, No.5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100871, China


In contemporary society, digital technologies are increasingly applied in museum exhibitions, in response to both the current digital economy, the experience economy, and the visiting needs. Rather than assessing any technical issues, this study aims to clarify the principles behind digital technologies being used in museum exhibitions through the use of examples and case studies. Based on Csikszentmihalyi’s flow experience theory, it will be argued that digital technologies should enhance physical interaction and create psychological immersion. Moreover, the usage of digital technologies is fundamental to improving the intellectual experience for visitors, rather than to show off technology or cater to pleasure.


Digital technologies, Museum exhibitions, Physical interaction, Psychological immersion

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Zihui Ding. Physical Interaction and Psychological Immersion: Analysis of Digital Technologies in Museum Exhibitions. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 6: 9-14. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060603.


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