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

by Hajar Ghaem Sigarchian, Ben De Meester, Frank Salliau, Wesley De Neve, Sara Logghe, Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens, Rik Van de Walle, and Dimitri Schuurman

Nowadays, many people use e-books, having high expectations with respect to 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 device services 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. In addition, 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 also showed a positive willingness to pay, thus making it possible to generate more revenue for authors and publishers.

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Published in 2015 in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling.

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@inproceedings{ghaem_sigarchian_icids_2015,
  author = {Ghaem Sigarchian, Hajar and De Meester, Ben and Salliau, Frank and De Neve, Wesley and Logghe, Sara and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik and Schuurman, Dimitri},
  title = {Hybrid Books for Interactive Digital Storytelling: Connecting Story Entities and Emotions to Smart Environments},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling},
  series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  volume = 9445,
  year = 2015,
  month = dec,
  editor = {Schoenau-Fog, Henrik and Bruni, Emilio Luis and Louchart, Sandy and Baceviciute, Sarune},
  publisher = {Springer},
  pages = {105--116},
  isbn = {978-3-319-27036-4},
  doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-27036-4_10},
  url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27036-4_10},
}

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H. Ghaem Sigarchian, B. De Meester, F. Salliau, W. De Neve, S. Logghe, R. Verborgh, E. Mannens, R. Van de Walle, and D. Schuurman, “Hybrid Books for Interactive Digital Storytelling: Connecting Story Entities and Emotions to Smart Environments,” in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, 2015, vol. 9445, pp. 105–116.
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Hajar Ghaem Sigarchian et al. 2015. Hybrid Books for Interactive Digital Storytelling: Connecting Story Entities and Emotions to Smart Environments. In Henrik Schoenau-Fog, Emilio Luis Bruni, Sandy Louchart, & Sarune Baceviciute, eds. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, 105–116.
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Ghaem Sigarchian, H., De Meester, B., Salliau, F., De Neve, W., Logghe, S., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., Van de Walle, R., Schuurman, D.: Hybrid Books for Interactive Digital Storytelling: Connecting Story Entities and Emotions to Smart Environments. In: Schoenau-Fog, H., Bruni, E.L., Louchart, S., and Baceviciute, S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling. pp. 105–116. Springer (2015).
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Ghaem Sigarchian, H., De Meester, B., Salliau, F., De Neve, W., Logghe, S., Verborgh, R., … Schuurman, D. (2015). Hybrid Books for Interactive Digital Storytelling: Connecting Story Entities and Emotions to Smart Environments. In H. Schoenau-Fog, E. L. Bruni, S. Louchart, & S. Baceviciute (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (Vol. 9445, pp. 105–116). Springer.
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Ghaem Sigarchian, Hajar et al. “Hybrid Books for Interactive Digital Storytelling: Connecting Story Entities and Emotions to Smart Environments.” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling. Ed. Henrik Schoenau-Fog et al. Vol. 9445. Springer, 2015. 105–116. Print. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

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