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Augmented Reality Visual System for Libraries and Bookstores

Information search is an activity that involves various techniques and methods for finding new information. It is determined by a context and information seeker (user). Physical and digital libraries provide different advantages for search activities: the physical environment provides spatial layout and interaction with tangible objects while online information systems support serendipitous discovery.

This project describes the design and implementation of an augmented reality visualization system that bridges the physical and the digital, using digital data associated to physically situated objects (e.g. books) and transforming and visualizing this data in relation to a given context. The system takes into account current context - user's action, spatial position, and task - and shows visualizations according to a given query. In this way context has been determined by the information from both, physical and digital environments and together with the visual space adapts to the user in a real-time.