Babel VR: Multimodal Virtual Reality Environment for Shelf Browsing and Book Discovery

Jonatan Lemos, Ed Finn

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of the development of a system called Babel VR, part of a work-in-progress research project aimed at obtaining insights into how a multimodal virtual reality environment can enhance shelf browsing and the discovery of books that exist in a physical library. Babel VR provides a virtual browsing experience of library items which display bibliographic attributes such as title, author, topic and location in a library, aided by the use of voice commands. The representation of physical library shelves enables the possibility of having some affordances of physical browsing within a virtual environment, while at the same time providing readers with a browsing experience enhanced by multimodal features such as the use of voice commands for searching and browsing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHCI International 2019 – Late Breaking Posters - 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis, Margherita Antona
PublisherSpringer
Pages30-38
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030307110
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCII 2019 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2019Jul 31 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1088
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCII 2019
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period7/26/197/31/19

Keywords

  • Book discovery
  • Multimodal environment
  • Virtual reality library

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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    Lemos, J., & Finn, E. (2019). Babel VR: Multimodal Virtual Reality Environment for Shelf Browsing and Book Discovery. In C. Stephanidis, & M. Antona (Eds.), HCI International 2019 – Late Breaking Posters - 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings (pp. 30-38). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1088). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30712-7_5