Cultural Companion

Kristina Shantsyna

März / March - 2023

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin

Bachelor of Arts


“CuCo” is an interactive device that helps to transmit the artistic concepts behind artworks of any medium to exhibition visitors by providing them with personalised insights about the exhibits and mapping out the best routes between them. The tailored information for visitors is created by applying personalisation principles & analysing user behaviours and interests with the help of an AI-based algorithm. CuCo conveys information about the artworks acoustically, through spoken narration, and guides visitors through the exhibition using vibration (haptic feedback). The device notifies users by vibrating intensely when an art object for which additional information is available is in the immediate vicinity.