StoryVR: A Virtual Reality App for Enhancing Reading

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1236)


We present a virtual reality app specifically designed for reading/listening to short stories and poems. Empirical studies with VR narrative experiences have proven that the process of embodied simulation enhanced by the VR medium increases users’ absorption and engagement. Accordingly, this solution can be effectively used to promote reading and increase motivation for learning. We discuss the design choices adopted to facilitate its widespread adoption and maximise readers’ engagement with stories.


Virtual reality Reading Literature Audiobook Narrative absorption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly
  2. 2.Sogang UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.PlaySysMilanItaly

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