Paper | IST-2000-26130

Despite 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.




University of London
Interaction and Technology Research Group,
Management Centre,

150 Stamford Street,
London SE1 9NN, U.K.
Contact:Paul Luff
Tel: +44 207 848 4289
Fax: +44 207 848 4479

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