ReadAR, Playful Book Finding Through Peer Book Reviews for Multi-faceted Characters in AR

Lars Wintermans, Robby van Delden*, Dennis Reidsma

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One important element to provide reading enjoyment and to persuade children to read (more) is providing children with books that fit their interests. We structure filtering and recommendation of books in a playful way via animated 3D characters. These characters have an unusual mix of characteristics that can be related to categories of books, while at the same time aiming for overcoming a filter bubble effect. In our Augmented Reality application the characters playfully ‘structure’ the process of book review and searching. We tested the prototype during two within-subject sessions, testing reflecting on the book as well as searching for books, with respectively 18 and 15 participants. When comparing to a regular ‘writing a book report’-approach, children indicated they would more likely want to use the app again for providing feedback about the book to peers as well as for finding books. Although they wanted to look again for the books and watch the accompanying localised video reviews from their peers, almost half did not want to record videos themselves again which points out a clear challenge for future improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersuasive Technology
Subtitle of host publication18th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2023, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, April 19–21, 2023, Proceedings
EditorsAlexander Meschtscherjakov, Cees Midden, Jaap Ham
Place of PublicationCham.
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-30933-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-30932-8
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2023
Event18th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2023 - Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 19 Apr 202321 Apr 2023
Conference number: 18

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science


Conference18th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2023
Abbreviated titlePERSUASIVE 2023


  • kids
  • library
  • play
  • books
  • reading
  • AR
  • 2023 OA procedure


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