BookNode - Tactics for the Library in the Augmented City
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
In this project, the challenges facing public libraries and the emerging trend of involving users in library development have been combined with inspiration from the field of urban media design. The aim has been to explore what behaviors public media surfaces designed for culture and exchange could possess, and to argue for the benefits of integrating the library in the urban fabric.
The result is a proposed set of tactics for how the library can consciously work with allowing patrons to leave and follow traces. It is manifested in a concept that creates a narrative around each library book, print as well as ebook, and makes its journey tangible by visualizing its digital patina. The system also allows patrons to leave ebooks at designated nodes around the city, thus influencing which books are made available where.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
interaction design, public space, library
Human Computer Interaction Design
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-91612OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-91612DiVA: diva2:737416
Subject / course
Degree Project, Interaction Design
Master's Programme in Interaction Design
Mullaney, Tara, PhD candidateNyffeler, Chris, Design Director
Deshpande, Parag, senior lecturerCottam, Matt, Founder and CCO