International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling

Interactive Storytelling pp 105-116

Hybrid Books for Interactive Digital Storytelling: Connecting Story Entities and Emotions to Smart Environments

  • Hajar Ghaem Sigarchian
  • Ben De Meester
  • Frank Salliau
  • Wesley De Neve
  • Sara Logghe
  • Ruben Verborgh
  • Erik Mannens
  • Rik Van de Walle
  • Dimitri Schuurman
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-27036-4_10

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9445)
Cite this paper as:
Ghaem Sigarchian H. et al. (2015) Hybrid Books for Interactive Digital Storytelling: Connecting Story Entities and Emotions to Smart Environments. In: Schoenau-Fog H., Bruni L., Louchart S., Baceviciute S. (eds) Interactive Storytelling. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9445. Springer, Cham

Abstract

Nowadays, many people use e-books, having high expectations regarding their reading experience. In the case of digital storytelling, enhanced e-books can connect story entities and emotions to real-world elements. In this paper, we present the novel concept of a Hybrid Book, a generic Interactive Digital Narrative (IDN) artifact that requires seamless collaboration between content and smart devices. To that end, we extract data from a story and broadcast these data in RDF as Linked Data. Smart devices can then receive and process these data in order to execute corresponding actions. By following open standards, a Hybrid Book can also be seen as an interoperable and sustainable IDN artifact. Furthermore, according to our user-based evaluation, a Hybrid Book makes it possible to provide human sensible feedback while flipping pages, enabling a more enjoyable reading experience. Finally, the participants positive willingness to pay makes it possible to generate more revenue for publishers.

Keywords

e-Books EPUB 3 Interactive Digital Narrative Semantic Web Smart living environments 

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hajar Ghaem Sigarchian
    • 1
  • Ben De Meester
    • 1
  • Frank Salliau
    • 1
  • Wesley De Neve
    • 1
  • Sara Logghe
    • 1
  • Ruben Verborgh
    • 1
  • Erik Mannens
    • 1
  • Rik Van de Walle
    • 1
  • Dimitri Schuurman
    • 1
  1. 1.Ghent University – iMindsGentBelgium

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