The Research of Dongba Culture Virtual Museum Based on Human Factor Engineering

  • Yuting Yang
  • Houliang Kang
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 875)


The emergence of virtual museum has opened up a new way to protect and inherit the traditional culture. Through extracting a variety of information from artifacts, virtual museum can transform the traditional static artifacts into dynamic digitized information, like sound, images and texts, and visitors can roam or study in the virtual museum breakthrough the limit of time, space and territory. Therefore, we create a Dongba culture virtual museum (DBCVM) based on the real museum in Lijiang. In DBCVM, virtual exhibits combine with physical photos and background knowledge to show the essence of culture in artifacts for visitors. In addition, through combining Human Factor Engineering, the entire system is considered ‘user friendly’, that is to say the system not only reflects the characteristics of immersion, interaction and imagination of the virtual reality, but also considers the psychological feature, usage habit and learning interest of visitors. DBCVM can fully mobilize visitors’ learning initiative by providing them a vivid and visual learning style and promote Dongba Culture breakthrough the limit of time and territory to protect and inherit traditional culture better.


Dongba culture Virtual museum Human Factor Engineering Virtual reality 



The authors would like to thank the people who have helped and generously provided materials for this work. The authors also would like to thank the researchers in Lijiang Dongba Museum and Dongba Association.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Culture and Tourism CollegeYunnan Open UniversityKunmingChina
  2. 2.College of Humanities and ArtYunnan College of Business ManagementKunmingChina

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