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Exploring large-scale interactive public illustrations

Thorn, Emily-Clare; Rennick-Egglestone, Stefan; Koleva, Boriana; Preston, William; Benford, Steve; Quinn, Anthony; Mortier, Richard


William Preston

Dunford Chair in Computer Science

Anthony Quinn

Richard Mortier


We present a research-through-design exploration of transforming large-scale public illustrations into interactive media. We collaborated with creative practitioners to extend an existing visual marker technology to support spatial and layered interaction with wall-sized images. We document how these techniques were used to design interactive illustrations and how visitors to an exhibition engaged with these. We conclude that it is feasible to combine spatial and layered interactions to attach complex narratives to public illustrations, and highlight challenges around instruction giving, sociality and repeat experiences


Thorn, E., Rennick-Egglestone, S., Koleva, B., Preston, W., Benford, S., Quinn, A., & Mortier, R. (2016). Exploring large-scale interactive public illustrations. .

Conference Name ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2016)
End Date Jun 8, 2016
Acceptance Date Apr 6, 2016
Publication Date Jun 8, 2016
Deposit Date Apr 12, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jun 8, 2016
Journal Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
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Additional Information © ACM 2016. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems,


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