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2020 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Immersive Storytelling in Augmented Reality: Witnessing the Kindertransport

Authors : Yunshui Jin, Minhua Ma, Jiachen Li

Published in: Serious Games

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

Although hardware and software for Augmented Reality (AR) advanced rapidly in recent years, there is a paucity and gap on the design of immersive storytelling in augmented and virtual realities, especially in AR. In order to fill this gap, we designed and developed an immersive experience based on HoloLens for the National Holocaust Centre and Museum in the UK to tell visitors the Kindertransport story. We propose an interactive narrative strategy, an input model for Immersive Augmented Reality Environment (IARE), a pipeline for asset development, the design of character behavior and interactive props module and provide guidelines for developing immersive storytelling in AR. In addition, evaluations have been conducted in the lab and in situ at the National Holocaust Centre and Museum and participants’ feedback were collected and analysed.

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Footnotes
1
Kindertransport was the title for historical events that British government made efforts to bring Jewish children out of Nazi Germany, occupied Austria and Czechoslovakia before the outbreak of World War II. During a nine-month period, 10,000 Jewish children aged between 1 and 17 were transported to the UK.
 
2
The HoloLens Clicker (clicker for short) is the peripheral device built specifically for HoloLens 1 & 2. It is a miniature controller that lets the user click on whatever he or she is looking at and there is a motion sensor inside to check the clicker’s up, down, left, and right.
 
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HoloToolKit is a collection of scripts and components for Unity3D to develop AR application for HoloLens. It contains the features, such as hand gesture input, voice recognition, spatial Mapping, spatial Sound, and spatial anchor management [27].
 
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Metadata
Title
Immersive Storytelling in Augmented Reality: Witnessing the Kindertransport
Authors
Yunshui Jin
Minhua Ma
Jiachen Li
Copyright Year
2020
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61814-8_2