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  • The Cornwall a-book: An Augmented Travel Guide Using Next Generation Paper

    • Authors: David M. Frohlich
      Abstract: Electronic publishing usually presents readers with book or e-book options for reading on paper or screen. In this paper, we introduce a third method of reading on paper-and-screen through the use of an augmented book (‘a-book’) with printed hotlinks than can be viewed on a nearby smartphone or other device. Two experimental versions of an augmented guide to Cornwall are shown using either optically recognised pages or embedded electronics making the book sensitive to light and touch. We refer to these as second generation (2G) and third generation (3G) paper respectively. A common architectural framework, authoring workflow and interaction model is used for both technologies, enabling the creation of two future generations of augmented books with interactive features and content. In the travel domain we use these features creatively to illustrate the printed book with local multimedia and updatable web media, to point to the printed pages from the digital content, and to record personal and web media into the book.KEYWORDSAuthor KeywordsAugmented books, a-books, augmented travel guide, 2G paper, 3G paper, optical page recognition, printed and embedded electronics
      PubDate: 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 1 (2019)
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