The Companion Novel – recorded at the Sheffield General Cemetery

Authors: meSch team at Sheffield Hallam University

Date: September 2013

The clip is a demo of the Companion Novel, a book-like device that allows visitors of an outdoor heritage to select a theme and then receive personalised information at specific […]

The clip is a demo of the Companion Novel, a book-like device that allows visitors of an outdoor heritage to select a theme and then receive personalised information at specific points of interest.

When the book detects a point of interest is nearby a sound is played to attract the attention. When the visitor is closer a story is played. The loudspeakers are lodged in purpose-made encases that fit with the environment: the ornamental wreath for the first point of interest and the bird box for the second.

This prototype has been designed and implemented by the meSch team at Sheffield Hallam University.

 

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