A frequent need of museums is to provide visitors with context-sensitive information about exhibits in the form of maps, or scale models. This paper suggests an augmented reality approach for supplementing physical surfaces with digital information, through the use of pieces of plain paper that act as personal, location-aware, interactive screens. The technologies employed are presented, along with the interactive behavior of the system, which was instantiated and tested in the form of two prototype setups: a wooden table covered with a printed map and a glass case containing a scale model. The paper also discusses key issues stemming from experience and observations in the course of qualitative evaluation sessions.
Interactive exhibition: "Macedonia: from fragments to pixels": Visit the web site of the exhibition “Macedonia: from ragments to pixels” featuring several interactive exhibits (including PaperView) developed in the context of the Ambient Intelligence Programme of FORTH-ICS.
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