Variable reality : interacting with the virtual book
Author(s)Yang, Hye Soo
Interacting with the virtual book
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
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This thesis presents Variable Reality, a wearable augmented reality-based system focused on creating a unique on-the-go reading experience that combines the readily accessible nature of digital books with the favorable physical spatiality of a paper book. The two types of Variable Reality books are the Augmented Book and the Virtual Book. They differ in the way they are displayed as the former augments virtual pages onto an actual book whereas the latter virtually augments a 3-D book on the palm of the user's hand. Designed to take the physical form of a book, Variable Reality books make use of human cognitive ability in storing and retrieving information in a spatial manner. Easy-to-use hand gestures naturally associated with reading activity are integrated with the system to help bring an intuitive user experience in reading.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2015.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-95).
DepartmentProgram in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.