incredible advances in computing technology the use of paper persists.
Paper++ aims to build upon the resilient properties of paper to
develop innovative techniques that cross the threshold between the
material and electronic domains. Focusing on the educational setting
we will examine the current activities of students, children and
teachers and their needs and requirements. Drawing on these studies,
and parallel consideration of designers and publishers of educational
materials, we will develop conceptual designs and create prototypes
that aim to enrich current paper-based practices. These developments
will focus on one particular way of enhancing paper, through the
use of invisible inks and simple location detection devices. This
technology will be subject to laboratory and naturalistic assessment
which will evaluate the appropriateness of the approach in the context
of the everyday practices of users and in the light of comparable
attempts to enhance or replace paper.
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