An observational study of children interacting with an augmented story book

A. Dünser, E. Hornecker

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We present findings of an observational study investigating how young children interact with augmented reality story books. Children aged between 6 and 7 read and interacted with one of two story books aimed at early literacy education. The books pages were augmented using animated virtual 3D characters, sound, and interactive tasks. Introducing novel media to young children requires system and story designers to consider not only technological issues but also questions arising from story design and the design of interactive sequences. We discuss findings of our study and implications regarding the implementation of augmented story books.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnologies for E-Learning and Digital Entertainment
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Conference, Edutainment 2007, Hong Kong, China, June 11-13, 2007
EditorsKin-chuen Hui, Zhigeng Pan, Ronald Chi-kit Chung, Charlie C.L. Wang, Xiaogang Jin, Stefan Göbel, Eric C.-L. Li
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-73010-1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


  • augmented reality
  • interactive book
  • storytelling
  • young readers


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