Traditional Indian games are fast disappearing from the collective consciousness because of their ephemeral existence in nature, and with rules passed down primarily as oral tradition. This thesis explores the design and development of an interactive and immersive digital museum aimed at evoking a sense of nostalgia and respect for the rich cultural heritage associated with these games while providing an engaging and educational experience for visitors.
Drawing from principles of contextual framing, interactivity, virtual spatiality, immersive narratives, and the understanding of intangible artefacts, the study establishes a framework for designing a digital museum.
This project explores ways to engage visitors by involving them in the process of exploring the museum in a personalised manner, and further engaging them by encouraging their involvement to contribute to the creation of collective community-based artefacts.
The findings and insights from this project contribute to the field of digital museum design and provide a blueprint for creating immersive experiences that resonate with visitors, celebrate cultural heritage, and preserve the traditions of traditional Indian games.