Structuring Location-Aware Interactive Narratives for Mobile Augmented Reality

  • Ulrike Spierling
  • Antonia Kampa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8832)


In the ongoing project SPIRIT, we design entertaining forms of heritage communications through mobile augmented reality. The SPIRIT concept is based upon a strong storytelling metaphor. By using mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) as ‘magic equipment’, users can meet the restless spirits of historical characters. The paper describes the overall narrative and technical concept. In particular, it explores the narrative structures that are specialized for the intended kind of experience. Further, we show our first use scenario and demonstrator.


location-based interactive storytelling cultural heritage communication augmented reality narrative metaphor narrative structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrike Spierling
    • 1
  • Antonia Kampa
    • 1
  1. 1.Hochschule RheinMainUniversity of Applied SciencesWiesbadenGermany

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