Virtual Reality

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 295–309 | Cite as

Digilog book for temple bell tolling experience based on interactive augmented reality

  • Taejin Ha
  • Youngho Lee
  • Woontack Woo
SI: Cultural Technology


We first present the concept of the Digilog Book, an augmented paper book that provides additional multimedia content stimulating readers’ five senses using augmented reality (AR) technologies. We also develop a prototype to show the usefulness and effectiveness of the book. The Digilog book has the following characteristics: AR content descriptions for updatable multisensory AR contents; enhanced experience with multisensory feedback; and interactive experience with computerized vision-based manual input methods. As an example of an entertaining and interactive Digilog Book, this paper presents a “temple bell experience” book and its implementation details. Informal user observation and interviews were conducted to verify the feasibility of the prototype book. As a result, this case study of the Digilog book can be useful in guiding the design and implementation of other Digilog applications, including posters, pictures, newspapers, and sign boards.


Digilog book Culture technology User interaction Multisensory experience Augmented reality 



This research was supported by the CTI development project of KOCCA, MCST in S. Korea.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GIST U-VR LabGwangjuSouth Korea
  2. 2.MNU U-VR LabJeonnamKorea

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