The Rebirth of Shadow Arts: App Design for the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Chinese Traditional Shadow Art

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  • The Rebirth of Shadow Arts: App Design for the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Chinese Traditional Shadow Art

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  • This study explores the digitization of Chinese traditional shadow arts, for making them into the form of mobile applications, in order to protect and conserve the intangible cultural heritage. The research has summarized the artistic characteristics for traditional shadow art from the perspective of semiotics. Then, combines it with modern life and design a modern shadow art database for users to participate in shadow art designing. Finally, according to the modern database, give three aspects of achievable mobile phone APP design scheme: character modeling, interactive control and animation. Furthermore, from the perspective of user experience, design an open, interactive and entertaining digital platform based on shadow art protection, which enables users to participate in the characteristics selection and action plot design of shadow art, let the shadow art evolve in the process of re-creation to achieve cultural preservation, inheritance and continuity.

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