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Listen reader: an electronically augmented paper-based book

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Listen reader: an electronically augmented paper-based book
While predictions abound that electronic books will supplant traditional paper-based books, many people bemoan the coming loss of the book as cultural artifact. In this project we deliberately keep the affordances of paper books while adding electronic augmentation. The Listen Reader combines the look and feel of a real book -- a beautiful binding, paper pages and printed images and text -- with the rich, evocative quality of a movie soundtrack. The book's multi-layered interactive soundtrack consists of music and sound effects. Electric field sensors located in the book binding sense the proximity of the reader's hands and control audio parameters, while RFID tags embedded in each page allow fast, robust page identification. Three different Listen Readers were built as part of a sixmonth museum exhibit, with more than 350,000 visitors. This paper discusses design, implementation, and lessons learned through the iterative design process, observation, and visitor interviews. ...
Maribeth Back, Jonathan Cohen, Rich Gold, Steve R.
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Type Conference
Year 2001
Where CHI
Authors Maribeth Back, Jonathan Cohen, Rich Gold, Steve R. Harrison, Scott L. Minneman
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