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Backend infrastructure supporting audio augmented reality and storytelling

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information: Applications and Services
Subtitle of host publication18th International Conference, HCI International 2016 Toronto, Canada, July 17-22, 2016. Proceedings, Part II
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319403960
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - , Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Period1/01/15 → …


Today, museums are looking for new ways to attract and engage audience. These include virtual exhibitions, augmented reality and 3D modelling based applications, and interactive digital storytelling. The target of all these activities is to provide better experiences for audiences that are very familiar with the digital world. In augmented reality (AR) and interactive digital storytelling (IDS) systems, visual presentation has been dominant. In contrast to this trend, we have chosen to concentrate on auditory presentation. A key element for this is a backend service supporting different client applications. This paper discusses our experiences from designing a portable open source based audio digital asset management system (ADAM), which supports interaction with smart phones and tablets containing audio augmented reality and audio story applications. We have successfully implemented ADAM system and evaluated it in the Museum of Technology in Helsinki, Finland.


  • Audio augmented reality, Digital asset management, Metadata, Open source DAM, Soundscape

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland