The Department of Hidden Stories
Encouraging interaction with books and libraries using mobile games.
2 Commercial Partners
1 Academic Researcher
This project will explore how mobile games can be used to encourage interaction with books and libraries. Rather than attempting to encourage reading directly, the intention is that by interacting with books and exploring the library, children will serendipitously encounter books that catch their attention.
The project will involve the development of a game and mobile application that will challenge players to find books with certain themes and thread their own narratives through the books they find. The mobile app will be used to record these stories and attach them to individual books using barcodes.